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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.


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
Blue Badge East Midlands

For more information and to apply please contact the training team via this link

Course pending

Applications open

Blue Badge Liverpool

For more information about this course please see here for the prospectus or here for information on the course showcase day.

The training team can be contacted  via this link

Course Approved

Applications Closed

Blue Badge London

The London Blue Badge Course takes place each year.

Further information on the course details on how to apply can be found here

Course Approved

Green Badge City of London

The City of London Green Badge Course takes place each year.

Further information on the course and how to apply can be found here.

Awaiting Accreditation
Green Badge Cambridge

Please contact training@cambridgegreenbadge.org.uk for further information and to apply.

Deadline for applications 8th March 2024

Open morning being held on 10th February 2024 between 10 and 12, in the Upper Hall, St Paul’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JP

Course Approved
Green Badge Canterbury

Interviews week beginning 15th January 2024, Course Start date October 2024

Please see Green Badge Course | Canterbury Guided Tours for further information and how to apply


Course Approved
Green Badge Plymouth

For more information please see the Course Prospectus, to apply please complete the application form.

This qualification is part of the Devon and Cornwall Modular Blue Badge course. 

Deadline for applications is Friday 27th September 2024 although early applications are encouraged as there will be

an introductory meeting on 23rd March at which information and assignments to help candidates prepare for the course

will be given.

Course Approved
White Badge Hull Museums Interested candidates will first need to apply to be a museum volunteer. For further information please contact 


Course approved

Applications closed

White Badge Sefton Park Palm House Further details to follow. Course Approved

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.