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Shetland Green Badge Tourist Guide Training 2017/18

We hope to run a guide training course for Shetland commencing 5th September 2017

The course consists of two parts

Part 1 – Shetland Studies

This is open to anyone who would like to know a bit more about Shetland and consists of 16 evenings and 5 field trips, the last session will be the 17th of December 2017.  Each topic covered is led by a local expert.

£260

Green Badge, Part 2 – Guiding Skills

This part is only available to those who have completed part 1 (minimum attendance 80%).  This part consists of 17 weeks, most Saturdays and Tuesday evenings.  The last session will April 2018, followed by two days of assessments at the end of April 2018.
We will teach you the professional skills necessary to become a qualified Shetland Green Badge guide. The “Green Badge” qualification is recognised world-wide as an industry standard.

£1100

If you think the cost is prohibitive, please discuss this with the course director, there are ways to spread the cost, please do not let the cost deter you.

Yellow Badge, choice of 3 routes Part 2 – Guiding Skills
This part is only available to those who have completed part 1(minimum attendance 80%). Choose from the Lerwick Walk (95 hours), South Mainland (116.5 hours) or West Mainland (124 hours). This part is mostly Saturdays and Tuesday evenings. The last session will April 2018, followed by two days of assessments at the end of April 2018.
We will teach you the professional skills necessary to become a qualified Shetland Yellow Badge guide. The “Yellow Badge” qualification is recognized world-wide as an industry standard.

Price on application

The hours mentioned are contact hours only, the course consists of 40% contact hours (spent with trainers) + 60% self study

For further details or an informal discussion, please email your contact details to – info@islandvista.co.uk

If you think the cost is prohibitive, please discuss this with the course director, there are ways to spread the cost, please do not let the cost deter you.

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