Guide Training

We offer training that is accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guides in London (See History Section for more info on the Institute). Recruitment for our next Blue Badge Training Course is starting now, see below. The course is being specially designed for people who speak languages other than English, but we will accept a small percentage of applicants for whom English is their only language.

Tourism NI are currently undertaking a review of Tourist Guiding in Northern Ireland, including training of new guides. As an association we welcome that review, and depending on its results our future training after 2018 may be influenced by this review.

If you are interested in becoming a Blue Badge Tourist guide please contact info@nitga.co.uk



Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association is proud to provide professional guides all over Northern Ireland and beyond. These guides are fantastic ambassadors for Northern Ireland and are recognised experts in key subject areas.

Blue Badge Tourist Guides are the official, professional tourist guides of the United Kingdom. They wear a Blue Badge to indicate their professionalism.

They are recognised by local tourist bodies throughout the UK, and by Visit Britain as Britain’s official tourist guides.  It is an internationally recognised award and held in the highest esteem by all stakeholders in the tourist industry.

NITGA is currently offering interested people the opportunity to train as a professional guide.

If YOU would like to join this group of professional guides please download the  BB APPLICATION PACK  or contact  sue@nitga.co.uk

Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association