Heart of England Programme Application and Selection

HEART OF ENGLAND PROGRAMME APPLICATION AND SELECTION

A One Year Training Course for the Heart of England region is planned to commence in April 2018.

The objective of this programme is to prepare students to enter the tourist industry as qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides for the Heart of England region.

The programme will be structured around six ‘intensive training weekends’ situated throughout the region, together with weekly lectures delivered via the internet.  In addition, there will be a five-day Introductory session and a two-day Communication and Presentation Seminar.

Registered tourist guides are qualified by examinations set and administered by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.  Students who are successful in these examinations will be awarded the Blue Badge for the Heart of England region.  Among the largest of the national tourism regions, it includes The Cotswolds, Oxford and North Oxfordshire and the counties of Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Warwickshire.

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)

Cost 2018-2019: The Programme fee is expected to be £3,250

Programme Duration:  This is planned to be 1 year – April 2018 – March 2019

Latest date for applications: will be 1st March 2018

If you wish to express an interest in this course and request a prospectus, please email the Programme Administrator:  admin@guidingyou.co.uk

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE GUILD OFFICE WITH ANY ENQUIRIES