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Plymouth: Britain's Ocean City - Green Badge Course

Plymouth: Britain's Ocean City - Green Badge Course

Course Details:

The Plymouth Green Badge Guide Training Programme for is open to anyone with an interest in guiding. No specific qualifications or experience are required but candidates must be over 18, be good communicators and be able to lead groups of visitors on foot, so physical fitness is an asset. Computer skills are necessary both to participate in the course and to work as a guide so in this respect candidates should have access to an up-to-date computer with Internet access and up-to-date software suitable for office type tasks.

Candidates will study:

  • Knowledge of Plymouth - A variety of themes and topics will be studied with reference to background knowledge of the UK with reference being made to local food and drink, entertainment, sport and shopping as an integral part of the course.
  • Guiding Techniques - Communication and presentation skills for guiding on foot including sites. A Tour Planning Project demonstrating skill in itinerary planning will be prepared and submitted by each candidate.
  • Communications Seminar - for development of presentation skills
  • Business Skills - finance, business and marketing skills required to work as a self-employed guide within the tourist industry will be integral to the course.


Lesson Structure and Course Duration:

Teaching and learning sessions will be based in Plymouth with training days being spread over a period of approximately 16 weeks. There will be 94 contact hours.

In addition to the above, candidates will be required to undertake independent visits to visitor attractions not included in the course and read widely to gain background knowledge. Candidates will be expected to research various subject areas listed in the syllabus to prepare presentations for delivery in classroom sessions.


Information, Costs and Course Application:

For further information and details on how to apply for this course, download the Prospectus here.









Future Courses and Information:

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