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.
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||
Course commences September 2019
|Green Badge||City of London 2018-19||click here||
Exams complete. Resits May 2020
|Blue Badge||London, 2018-20||click here||
|Blue Badge||Heart of England 2018-19||click here||
Exams complete. Resits scheduled
|Green Badge||Bridgewater Canal in Salford 2018-19||click here||
Primary exams complete
|Blue Badge||London, 2017-19||click here||
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