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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
Training the Trainer  South East

Prospectus

Application Form

Course Approved

Applications open until the end of May 2021

Course Commences June 2021

Blue Badge Cumbria

Prospectus

Application Form

Applications and other enquiries to:

cumbriabbtraining@btinternet.com

Course Approved

Applications extended until the end of May 2021.

Introductory courses for existing applicants start  April 2021 and June 2021, for applications received after 16th April.

Green Badge Chester

Prospectus

Application Form

Contact: chestergbcourse@gmail.com

Course approved.

Course start date postponed owing to COVID-19. Moved to October 2021.

Applications still open. Interviews in Spring 2021.

Blue Badge East Midlands


Website

Application Form

Prospectus

Course ratification required

Applications of interest currently open.

Course planned commencement: April 2022

White Badge Early Black History in Southampton Contact: Dr Cheryl Butler

Course Approved

Applications of interest currently open.

Course planned commencement: May 2021

White Badge Hull Yorkshire's Maritime City White Badge Walking Tour.  Sarah Cowling

Course Approved

Applications closed

Course planned commencement 26th May 2021

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