South East Programme Application and Selection

Training Objective

There are no plans to run another Level 4 Blue Badge Guide training course in the South East until 2019 at the earliest.

The details below are purely for information.
The objective of the programme, which is accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, is to prepare students to enter the tourist industry as qualified guides for the South East region. Registered tourist guides are qualified by examinations set and administered by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. Those students who are successful in these examinations will be awarded the “Blue Badge” for the South East of England.
Download the prospectus and application form

There are no plans to run another Level 4 Blue Badge Guide training course in the South East until 2019 at the earliest. Please contact the Institute of Tourist Guiding via email office@itg.org.uk for details on other local courses that mey be running.

The objective of the programme, which is accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, is to prepare students to enter the tourist industry as qualified guides for the South East region. Registered tourist guides are qualified by examinations set and administered by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. Those students who are successful in these examinations will be awarded the “Blue Badge” for the South East of England.

Download the prospectus and application form

Please note: It is essential for students to have a personal e-mail address, the use of a computer and a good printer. Handouts for lectures and all communications between the Programme Director or Administrator and the students are by e-mail. (In order to keep the fees as low as possible and the use of paper to a minimum)

Programme Content

  • The programme covers Kent, E and W Sussex and Surrey. During the programme students will study the following.
  • Background knowledge – a wide cultural background knowledge of Britain.
  • South East England knowledge – an in-depth regional knowledge of Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
  • Guiding techniques – communication and presentation skills for guiding on foot, on site and from a moving vehicle.
  • Business skills – learning to work as a self-employed guide within the tourist industry

Subjects covered in the region include:

History, geography and geology, agriculture and countryside, law, English literature, visual and performing arts, monarchy, government, tourism, sport, industry and commerce, finance, religion, architecture, various cathedrals, galleries and museums in the region, tour planning and problem solving. Major sites in the South East will also be covered in some depth.

Programme dates:

The course will run from Spring 2014 for a year with examinations in Spring 2015. There will be an Induction Weekend at the start of the course, A two day communications seminar on practical presentation skills is included and is an integral part of the course. The course will have breaks roughly in line with school holidays. It is expected that students will use these breaks for private study.