Guest House Management: Certificate Course

This course will give you more skills to use to make your guest house run smoothly and effectively so that you can stand out between all the competition.

Course Summary

Award type:
Proficiency Certificate
Accredited by:
Not Applicable
8 Months
Entrance Requirement:


This subject will teach you how to communicate within a business environment. You learn how to use non-verbal communication, business writing and how to speak and listen while using business communication skills. 


  • Introduction to communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Business writing
  • Speaking, listening and reading skills
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Work readiness

This subject will teach you to be aware of your physical appearance, the advantages to face-to-face communication, how to phrase your words in a business context. You will also learn how to improve your listening skills and you will gain valuable tips to follow from afar. 


Face the Facts:

  • Advantages of face-to-face communication
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Conquer your fears
  • Factors in personality preference

Practice Your Non-verbals

  • Be aware of your physical appearance
  • Be aware of your voice
  • More about body language
  • Time to watch the clock

Choose Your Words Carefully:

  • Choose your words carefully
  • Phrase your words for a business context

Listen Closely:

  • Improve your listening ability
  • Give non-verbal feedback
  • Delay your response
  • Paraphrase and clarify
  • Affirm the speaker’s feelings
  • Suggest options instead of giving orders

Communicate Across the Miles:

  • Communicate across the miles
  • Tips to follow from afar
  • Respect cross cultural preferences

Here you will get  an inside view of guesthouse management, you will learn about market research and how to analyze your research.Along with this you will also look at researching your target market and your personal situation.


  • Introduction: The guest house business
  • Do you have what it takes to start a guest house?
  • Your personal situation
  • Market research
  • Researching the industry/sector
  • Researching your target market
  • Analyising your research results

This subject mainly focuses on giving you skills to give great customer service. You will learn about dealing with reservation enquiries, health and hygiene in the kitchen and other guest services.


  • Dealing with reservation enquiries
  • Reservations chart
  • Welcoming guests on arrival
  • Departure
  • Front desk (Reception/Office)
  • Other guest services
  • Food services
  • Health and hygiene in the kitchen
  • Food poisoning

First-Aid is very important. So in this subject you will learn about the appropriate First Aid procedures, elementary human anatomical structures and the medical-legal implications and principles of First Aid.


  • The medical-legal implications and principles of First Aid
  • Elementary human anatomical structures
  • Appropriate First Aid procedures