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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  to start between April 2020 and August 2020.

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 planned, pending final approval:

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


Application form

Send application forms to: training@ptgtraining.co.uk

Course approved.

Applications currently open until 26th June 2020

Course planned commencement: To Be Determined, 2020

Green Badge Chester


Application Form

Contact: chestergbcourse@gmail.com

Course approved.

Commences October 2020.

Blue Badge East Midlands


Application Form


Course ratification required

Applications of interest currently open until 28th February 2021

Course planned commencement: April 2021

White Badge St Paul's Cathedral

Contact: Karen Cruickshanks

Course approved.

Applications open.

Course planned commencement: June 2020

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