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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.

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 more details about our qualification definitions see Our Qualifications Explained

Course Course Name/Region/More info Contact Closing Date
Green Badge

City of London

click here Closed
Green Badge Bridgewater Canal, Salford click here Closed
Green Badge City of Canterbury   Closed
Blue Badge London, 2017-19   Closed
Blue Badge  London, 2018-20 click here Closed
Blue Badge London, 2019-21 click here Open
Blue Badge Heart of England click here Closed
White Badge Clifton House, Northern Ireland    


Please note that the Institute does not run courses.

If the course above is closed or not in a region you required you are advised to contact the relevant local tourist guide association for further details and to ask when a course may be running.

Details of local tourist guide association’s may be obtained from the British Guild of Tourist Guides at http://www.britainsbestguides.org/tourist-regions/


The British Guild of Tourist Guides - Project 2020 - Bursary