Training courses

The Institute accredits (but does not run) Tourist Guide training programmes. Training courses are generally organised by local tourist guide associations, specific sites or other local organisations in response to demand for new guides in their specific areas.

The courses running currently or starting soon are listed here.

Courses open to all

These courses are open to all applicants. You do not need previous guiding experience or qualifications. 

Only Institute-accredited courses are listed. Click on the course name for further details. 

For Course Level definitions see Our Qualifications Explained

Restricted-entry courses

External Candidate information

The British Guild of Tourist Guides - Project 2020 - Bursary