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Guide Qualifications

Wales Official Tourist Guides

Association members all hold qualifications awarded by VisitWales (Welsh Government).

There are a number of categories of qualification:

All Wales 'Blue Badge'

This is the highest award for practical Tourist Guiding in Wales.
They have passed practical guide examinations to deliver commentary on a moving vehicle, a walking tour and 3 site tours (including a Religious Building & Gallery/Museum)
They have also passed written examinations about Wales, the United Kingdom & the European Union
They are you ideal partners in delivering tours which span more than a single geographic region of Wales

Regional 'Green Badge'

Guides are qualified to guide in a defined region of Wales.
They have passed practical guide examinations to deliver commentary on a moving vehicle, a walking tour and a site tour.
They have also passed written examination about both their region and Wales

Level 2

Guides are qualified to guide in a particular location within Wales.
They have passed practical guide examinations to deliver commentary on a walking tour and  a site tour.
They have also passed a written examination about their location.

Level 1

Guides are qualified to guide within a defined site within Wales.
They have passed both written and practical guide examinations to deliver commentary of their site.

Knowledge Endorsement

These are accredited 'knowledge only' qualifiactions.
Guides have passed a written guide examination in a particular field of interest. This would be in much more depth than covered within normal tourist guiding qualifications.