Travel guide course

If you are visiting this page, then such words as: GUIDE, TOUR GUIDE are surely familiar to you. As a matter of fact, our education and travel center Jumages has been training guides of Prague, Czech Republic and EU for 7 years already. The main feature which distincts our center is that courses are taught in English and Czech which is quite important. Process of immigration to another country is resource-demanding and takes a lot of efforts: find a job, learn the language, find new acquaintances. We can make your integration process in Czech Republic easier and for that we offer education in English. Guide courses program is quite rich and interesting and includes a lot of practical tasks such as: tests, abstracts, tour routes elaboration. Professional guides will conduct the most popular excursions of travel agencies: Old City, Hradcany and Prague Castle, Kutna Hora. Courses are held at the afternoon, usually from 17.00 to 20.15, three times a week. Enrollment to the regular group of guide courses takes place every month. Besides, our lecture hall is located in the center of Prague - Blanická 28, Vinohrady. For those who live outside Prague there is a distance form of education, i.e. all of the study materials are sent via E-mail to you, and twice a month you come for consultations with lecturers and visit excursions with the regular group. At the end of studies each student passes a test, tour guiding examination (thematic excursion) and an exam accrediting the highest guide qualification - 65 021 N, allowing to work in Czech Republic and some EU countries. This course can be paid by the Employment office (Urad prace).
Students who successfully pass the exam receive recommendation letters from Jumages center for employment in travel companies and agencies. We can proudly state that 75% of our graduates are at present successfully working in the field which is a demonstrable advertisement of our courses qualification. Besides that, our center Jumages invites you to visit thematic seminars oriented at excursion demand in travel agencies. Unfortunately no one is going to teach you at travel agencies. They'll just ask: "Do you know Cesky Krumlov?" and you'll have just two answers: "Yes" or "No". The option "No" is a sleepless night before fight. In order to avoid such situations you have an opportunity to get to know Czech Republic before starting to work as a guide.

Why choose our center?
  • Accreditation of the Ministry of Education of Czech Republic
  • Authorization of the Ministry of Development of Czech Republic
  • Training in English and Czech
  • Certificate of set standard after successful examination
  • Examination possible in English, German or other languages
  • Lectures are held by qualified teachers who have vast experience in travel industry
  • Emphasis on practical tasks
  • Students practice directly in travel agencies
  • Students who passed the exam receive job recommendations to work in travel agencies
  • Adjustable timetable of courses that suits you
  • Possibility to take examination earlier and also intensive training
  • Library working for guide courses
  • Regular thematic seminars dedicated to different topics of travel industry

Program of the course includes the following disciplines:

1. History of Czech Republic
2. World history
3. Geography of Czech Republic
4. World geography
5. Psychology
6. Tour guiding
7. Tourism
8. Travel services
9. Economics and law
and others

Examination

Examination was compiled by the standards of National Qualifications Framework (Národní soustava kvalifikací) and is held in accordance with so called qualification standard. Exam consists of specialized part (test, practical and oral part) and language part (language to your choice). If your command of the language is on B2 or higher level matching European standards, you are acquitted from language examination. In case of not presenting a language certificate, you should pass the language part of examination according to the rules.
Examination was approved by the Ministry of Regional Development of Czech Republic. Authorized person for execution of professional qualification exam in tourism (65-021N) Dr. Kocian Ilia (employee of the Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic)