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Guide Training

The Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association is proud to provide professional guides all over Northern Ireland and beyond. Our guides are fantastic ambassadors for Northern Ireland and are recognised experts in key subject areas. We have ROI National and Local Guides, and NI Blue Badge Guides.

Blue Badge is the official, professional tourist guiding standard of the United Kingdom. The Standard of ROI National, Regional and Local guides is overseen by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).  Our guides wear their Badge to indicate their professionalism.

Blue Badge Guides are recognised by local tourist bodies throughout the UK including Visit Britain as Britain’s official tourist guides.  This is an internationally recognised award that is held in the highest esteem by all stakeholders in the tourist industry.

Our guide training is accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG) in London (See History Section for more info on the Institute). At present, we are running a White badge Course at an historic site in Belfast. Watch this space for upcoming training opportunities – we are in discussion with various sites about ITG White/Green Badge training.  

If you are interested in becoming a Tourist Guide, please contact info@nitga.co.uk

Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association