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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.

Blue Badge is the official, professional tourist guiding standard of the United Kingdom and our guides wear a Blue 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 that is accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guides in London (See History Section for more info on the Institute) – we have no training courses planned at this time.

For information – 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