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The Green Badge is a well known and respected qualification offered by the Institute of Guiding. It is currently not officially recognised by qualification regulators and funding agencies, but the Institute is currently working through the process to become fully recognised. However, it is supported by People1st and many tourism agencies.
The qualification is designed for those wishing to offer so-called flexible route tours on foot, such as in a town, city, visitor attractions etc for individuals or groups. It also provides progression onto the Institute’s Blue Badge
The content of the qualification will focus on a particular location or site agreed between the guide and the Institute of Tourist Guiding. On completing the programme learners should be able to:
- offer flexible route walking tours in a specified area
- guide in two contrasting environments (both exterior and interior)
- have an in-depth knowledge of your specified area
- have a range of communication skills essential for the delivery of an effective commentary and presentation.
The qualification takes between 80-100 contact hours to complete. This includes 30-40 hours of practical sessions on site. It also includes 180 self-directed study hours.
Examples of Green Badge Guiding qualifications:
- Bury St Edmunds