T-GUIDE FEG & ENAT course, Linz, Austria, February 2019

Guiding People with Learning Difficulties

23th & 24 th February 2019

This life-long training is offered by FEG & ENAT for 19 qualified tourist guides of the Danube regions, coming from Bayern, Austria and the Czech Republic and is sponsored by the Upper Austria Chamber of Economy.

Tourist Guides will be members of BVGD-Germany, AustriaGuides and Asociace Provodcu Cr-Czech Association.
It will be delivered on the 23rd & 24th February 2019 in Linz, Austria in English by Themis Halvantzi-Stringer and in German by Lisa Zeiler, both experienced certified T-GUIDEs by FEG & ENAT.
T-GUIDE A certification from FEG and ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism) for guiding visitors with learning difficulties.

This is the final outcome of an EU funded Leonardo project, with FEG at its heart, to develop a CPD (continuing professional development) course for qualified tourist guides.Enhance your skillset and gain access to a rapidly increasing market for guides who can competently and sensitively work with this growing clientbase. To achieve the certificate tourist guides need to complete 4 stages: 1) online learning in modules each with a final assessment, 2) A further written assessment requiring consolidation of the knowledge gained in the initial modules, 3) attend two full days interactive face-to-face course and 4) within 6 months of the course set up and conduct a real tour with a group of people with learning difficulties and then provide client feedback and self-evaluation in a portfolio of evidence. The intensive two-day course involves practising the use of ETUL (easy to understand language), improving understanding of the functional and social aspects of disabilities and of the relevant national and EU legislation. You will participate in exercises on shared understanding of learning difficulties, developing access statements and accessible/inclusive tourism through universal design. You will develop refinements to your communication techniques and your tour planning skills.

Once a qualified tourist guide has successfully completed all four stages and is a certified T-GUIDE their name and area of qualification will be publicised on the FEG and ENAT websites.

Project website: https://donau-moldau.guide