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Alive@Kwa Madwala Tourism Training Centre

Multi-Skilled Tourism Courses “For Future Industry Leaders, Designed, Operated And Run By Industry Leaders”

This is a unique opportunity for comprehensive training in a pristine environment at a fully operational multi segmented, working tourism model. Be qualified (CATHSSETA-accredited) in Tourist Guiding (Nature and Culture) and Hospitality Services.

After an exceptionally exciting time in your life, you can walk out multi-skilled and employable! (Assistance in job application given)

The courses at Alive@Kwa Madwala are structured so as to combine three vital segments in the learning process, namely:

This is then assessed by accredited assessors and moderators.

Alive@Kwa Madwala Tourism Training Courses Are Set Apart From Those Presented By Competitors For Four Major Reasons:

Our Acreditation

Alive@Kwa Madwala is not simply ‘endorsed’, our accreditation lies directly with CATHSSETA (the SETA overseeing training for Guiding and Hospitality qualifications in South Africa). (SAQA registration number: 613/P/0000115/2008)

Our Introductory and Advanced Courses prepare candidates for CATHSSETA Programmes; the only recognized National Qualifications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

Your Foundational Platform

The operation provides a foundational platform for vital combinations of skills involving exposure to the Hospitality industry at various levels. This exposure on a rotational basis allows you to acquire experience in various environments within hospitality.

You will get a first-hand understanding of different markets and their respective clients in the tourism industry. Functions and events, which will be part of your daily exposure, are often combined in hospitality and as such, form a critical part of tourism as a whole.

Practical Tourism Experience

Intricately interwoven with hospitality, are the Guided experiences and other relevant entertaining activities at any tourism destination. These play a central role in general tourism , probably being the main consideration for many international and local tourists in making their destination decisions.

The Alive@Kwa Madwala training courses offer, in various combinations, exposure to some of the best safari and “big game” activities available in Africa.

This programme envisages the coordination of activities within the tourism industry that will provide solid training combined with experience of various relevant aspects in preparing future workers.

Included are Game Drives in open 4 x 4’s, Walking Safaris, Night Drives, Elephant Back Safaris, Microlight Safaris, Horse Back Safaris, Day Tours, Airport Transfers, Day Spa Treatments and Cultural experiences.

Industry Driven Skills

The training programmes  directly address industry needs in providing a fully-rounded, multi-skilled education and qualification to students ensuring that they are suitably equipped to cope with the ever-changing tourism industry.

At Alive@Kwa Madwala we believe in knowledge that is a combination of experience and reflection upon experience. It is the familiarity with a subject or object including information, facts, descriptions and skills acquired through experience and education.

At Alive@Kwa Madwala we see knowledge as both the theoretical and practical understanding of the Tourism industry.

We know that the single most important “qualification”, topping the list, and that which quality industry leaders are looking for, is EXPERIENCE. Without experience and a positive attitude, progress is limited!

One Year Tourism Training Course

Alive@Kwa Madwala provides a foundational platform in this one year training course that gives exposure to both hospitality and guiding – learning about it and gaining experience in it – that is totally unique in South Africa, and even Africa .

Alive@Kwa Madwala combines cognitive processes including reasoning, learning, communication, and association to provide a confident understanding of the industry.

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Alive PTLcc

Training at Alive@Kwa Madwala can be offered in this format because of the partnership between Kwa Madwala partnership and Alive!PTLcc.

Alive!PTLcc is a leading private hospitality and tourism education provider in South Africa, with over 25 years of experience, recognition and status as a leading provider of quality education. Their mission is to promote hospitality and guiding excellence through quality education and training providing knowledge and skills to globally mobile people who are passionate about a career in the very diverse hospitality and tourism industry.

They are known for a proud record of turning out the highest caliber graduates who have been extensively trained in fully operational environments and are equipped with recognized qualifications.

The knowledge gained can be applied to any tourism-related establishment or service including:

  • Game and Country Lodges
  • B&Bs, Guest houses, Hotels or Hospitality Establishments
  • Safaris
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Tourist Guiding
  • Tours and Transfers
  • Functions and Events

Interaction on a personal level between trainer and student can guarantee attention to detail;

Only 16 Students Are Accommodated Per Intake

Students are confronted with real-life industry problems and are given opportunities to do supervised problem solving that is not done in most tertiary education facilities.

You Will Be Trained At A Private Game Reserve With A Real, Live, Functioning Private Safari Lodge!

The training is suited and aligned to self-disciplined and self-actualized students who are prepared to form part of a professional team and give everything they have in terms of serving others in a hospitality environment.

It is focused on guest relations and the important roles involved in entertaining clients in a holistic modern tourism environment. The course is suited to students who want to get involved in tourism and hospitality as a career, and although nature and cultural site guiding are included, they will equipped and qualified to handle tourism as a whole.

Our opinion as Alive@Kwa Madwala Tourism Training Center is that conservation through eco-tourism and the concept of bringing out clients both locally and from around the globe with the intention of entertaining them in a tourism environment begins with uncompromised guest relations and a commitment to hospitality service excellence.

The way clients are treated, communicated with and the service they get from the team of staff at a specific destination is of extreme importance. Alive@Kwa Madwala will leave this life-time “stamp” of commitment to service excellence on all trained here.

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