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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 information and contact Enrollment closing date and status
Green Badge City of London 2019-20 click here

Enrollment now closed

Course starts 25/09/19

Blue Badge NE England Blue Badge click here

Still accepting additional enrollments

Course starts September 2019, late applications may be possible

Blue Badge London, 2020-22 click here Opening for enrollment late 2019
Blue Badge London, 2019-21 click here

Enrollment closed

Course commences September 2019

Green Badge City of London 2018-19 click here

Course complete

Exams complete. Resits May 2020

Blue Badge London, 2018-20 click here

Enrollment closed

Course underway

Blue Badge Heart of England 2018-19 click here

Course complete

Exams complete. Resits scheduled

Green Badge Bridgewater Canal in Salford 2018-19 click here

Course complete

Primary exams complete

Blue Badge London, 2017-19 click here

Course complete

Exams complete. Resits stage

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 response to demand for new guides in their areas.

If the course above is closed or you cannot see a course that aligns with your preferred 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.

 

 

The British Guild of Tourist Guides - Project 2020 - Bursary