South Central Blue Badge

Training Course


Have you a love for local culture and heritage?

Interested in making a career as a professional Tourist Guide?

The Blue Badge is an internationally recognised benchmark of excellence in tourist guiding, awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

A local training course leading to a Blue Badge qualification will be starting in November 2022 and running through to exams in summer 2023, with some additional business skills lectures in September '23.

The area being covered by the course includes the two World Heritage sites of Stonehenge and the Jurassic Coast, two National Parks (New Forest and the western part of the South Downs), major tourist attractions such as Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the medieval cathedral cities of

Winchester and Salisbury, and a great variety of other places of interest in coast, countryside, town and village settings.