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London Programme Application and Selection
Applicants have to apply for the training course in writing using the application form which can only be downloaded from this page (see below). Applicants should be aware that, due to prevailing market forces and the limited number of places available on the course, those who are fluent in a language other than English are more likely to be offered a place on the course.
Applications for 2016-18 are now being accepted. The closing date for applications is Friday 15th January 2016. Please download the Prospectus which includes information about course fees and important dates, and the Application Form. Please note, late applications cannot be accepted.
PLEASE DO NOT phone or email the British Guild of Tourist Guides with training related questions. Any queries not answered on these web pages should be address by email to BBGlondontraining@blue-badge.org.uk
All applicants will be asked to sit a pre-entry general knowledge test on Tuesday 26th January 2016 in the evening at a Central London location. Shortly after the pre-entry test, selected candidates will be informed in writing and asked to attend an interview.
Interviews will take place in central London during the period of 8th to 19th February 2016 during the day. Offers of a place on the course will be posted by Friday 26th February 2016.
At interview, candidates will need to demonstrate an outgoing personality, smart appearance, good general knowledge, a genuine interest and concern for people, and the motivation to work as an independent professional. In addition candidates will be asked questions on their organisational skills, flexibility, teamwork and reliability, and will be asked to give a short presentation in English without notes on a topic notified in advance.
Acceptance of a place for 2016-2018 course
Successful candidates' acceptance letters (together with 50% of the fee) should be received by the course administrator by Friday 8th April 2016.
The induction weekend for 2016-18 students will take place in central London on 7th-8th May 2016.
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