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Courses Running

The Institute accredits Tourist Guide training programmes. It does not run training courses, these 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.

Owing to the ongoing public health crisis, please contact Course Directors for revised start dates for courses scheduled to start between April 2020 and August 2021.


Institute courses are open to all applicants. You do not need previous guiding experience or qualifications, except in the case of Train the Trainers courses. Courses planned or pending approval are listed below, while courses that are currently running or that run regularly are linked to in the side bar. 

Courses recruiting, pending final approval or planned:

Course Course name / region More information and contact Enrolment closing date and status
Blue Badge Devon and Cornwall

Starting November 2022, interviews to be held in October 2022

Closing Date for Applications 30th September 2022

The Prospectus can be found here.  For an Application Form please contact training@ptgtraining.co.uk

Course approved

Applicatons open

Blue Badge East Midlands

This course has been delayed and will now start  in 2022

For more information and to apply please contact the training team via this link

Course pending

Applications open

Blue Badge London

The London Blue Badge Course takes place each year.

Further information on the course can be found here and details on how to apply can be found here

Course approved

Blue Badge South Central England

Proposed start date November 2022, interviews to be held in September.

Contact southcentralbbgtraining@gmail.com for an application form.

Course Approved

Applications open

Blue Badge South East England

Proposed start date January 2023, interviews to be held in October 2022

Applications open, all enquiries to enquiries@southeastbestguides.org 

Course Approved

Applications open

Green Badge City of London

The City of London Green Badge Course takes place each year.

Further information on the course and how to apply can be found here.

Course approved
Green Badge Oxford

Course start date 3rd October 2022

See here for further details and how to apply.

Course approved

Applications close 15th April 2022

Interviews to be held in May 2022

For more details about our qualification definitions see Our Qualifications Explained 

 

Please note that the Institute accredits courses but does not run any itself. These are usually provided by local tourist guide associations, specific sites or other local organisations in the visitor economy, in response to demand for new guides in their areas.

 

If you cannot see a course that aligns with your preferred city, area or region, you may want to contact the relevant organisation(s) listed with the British Guild of Tourist Guides to register your interest in any upcoming or planned courses.If you wish to run a course with Institute accreditation, please review the materials here.

 

The British Guild of Tourist Guides - Project 2020 - Bursary