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Qualified tourist guides have a professional duty to ensure that they consistently offer the highest quality of guiding services to customers.

The Institute believes that Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provides the way of updating and expanding knowledge, and of further developing skills, so as to meet this objective.

The Institute believes it is essential that its members undertake and keep a record of CPD. Only in this way will members demonstrate commitment to sustaining assured levels of guiding competence.

CPD can take different forms. The Institute has developed a draft CPD Framework that defines and categorises different activities. At present the South East England Tourist Guides Association (SEETGA) is piloting the Framework together with a log to record and evidence CPD.

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<td colspan="5"><b>Notes for the Draft Framework</b>
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<li>Guides will be required to accumulate 40 CPD points each year
</li><li>Points are accumulated against the CPD Framework
</li><li>There are five categories in the Framework (columns 1 and 2)
</li><li>The maximum points allowed in each category are shown in column 3
</li><li>There is no requirement to accumulate points in every category
</li><li>The points allowed for each discrete activity are shown in column 4
</li><li>Guides may claim as many discrete activities as they wish subject to
category maxima
</li><li>Points shown in brackets in column 4 are for courses/activities accredited by the Institute
</li></ul>
<a href="word_docs/cpd.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> for the Draft Framework in PDF format<br><br>
<a href="word_docs/cpd_log.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> for the CPD Log in PDF format</td>
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<td width="12.5%" valign="top" align="center">A</td>
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<td width="12.5%" valign="top" align="center">26</td>
<td width="30%" valign="top" bgcolor="#E0E4F2"><b>8(10)</b> for developing a new itinerary and tour notes. (to be: 1-1½ hour walking tour or 1-1½ hour gallery tour or ½ day coach tour.) <br>
<b>6</b> for creating tour notes and testing a new itinerary for tour as above.<br>
<b>6(8)</b> Practical or written re-assessment exercise<br>
<b>4(6)</b> Self-assessment exercise<br>
<b>3</b> for personal visit (min 1 hour duration) to gallery/museum/exhibition<br>
<b>3</b> for general research, reading<br>
<b>2</b> per 1 hour TV watching, theatre, cinema, radio, focussed internet research</td>
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Itinerary Note Headings
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Notes for the Draft Framework
  • Guides will be required to accumulate 40 CPD points each year
  • Points are accumulated against the CPD Framework
  • There are five categories in the Framework (columns 1 and 2)
  • The maximum points allowed in each category are shown in column 3
  • There is no requirement to accumulate points in every category
  • The points allowed for each discrete activity are shown in column 4
  • Guides may claim as many discrete activities as they wish subject to category maxima
  • Points shown in brackets in column 4 are for courses/activities accredited by the Institute
Click here for the Draft Framework in PDF format

Click here for the CPD Log in PDF format
 

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