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London Blue Badge Course

  • For over 50 years, a training course has been run for people that wish to become professional tourist guides in London.
  • For more information on how to apply for the latest course, please visit the following website.
  • The London Training programme prepares student guides for the Institute of Tourist Guiding examinations.

 

Course Details:

Students study and are assessed on the following: Background knowledge of the UK, in-depth London knowledge, and regional knowledge which covers sites frequently visited from London in a day.  Practical training and assessment take place in the National Gallery, the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, on a City of London walk and on a panoramic coach tour.  Students are also required to write a 3,000-word Tour Planning Project. 

On passing these written and practical examinations the guide is awarded a Blue Badge, which is the industry's recognised symbol of professionalism in tourist guiding.

 

Information and application:

For further information on course structure and content, and to download or request an application form, please visit the website listed below.

http://www.britainsbestguides.org/training-introduction/

 

Documents:

London Blue Badge Past Exam Papers can be found under resources on our Past Papers page.