Yellow Badge Guide Course

What is the Yellow Badge Course?

The Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA) offers a Yellow Badge Training Programme for tourist guides in Scotland.

The STGA Yellow Badge Training Programme builds on experience gained training guides in Scotland over the past six decades, and incorporates the most recent national, European, and international standards.

The STGA Yellow Badge course is for tourism companies throughout Scotland who utilise the services of their own guides. These guides may be volunteers, seasonal staff or fully employed.

Yellow Badge Guides are employed by tourism companies or organisations.

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Examples of Current or Previous Organisations/Companies with STGA Site Affiliates

☞ City Sightseeing Glasgow
☞ Oban Walks
☞ Stromness Town Walk and Ness Battery
☞ Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Benefits of Yellow Badge Site Affiliation

☞ As a member of the STGA, you will benefit from its backing and support. The STGA promotes the services of professional tourist guides in Scotland by protecting their rights, stressing quality in guiding, whilst maintaining high standards and promoting Continuous Professional Development of their members

☞ Being accredited by the STGA means you obtain SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework), thus enabling progress in professional development to higher SCQF levels. Site Affiliates/Yellow Badge Guides are accredited at SCQF Level 5.

☞ You are covered by the STGA Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance within the site/role of qualification

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Get in Touch

For all Yellow Badge enquiries, please contact a member of our Training office team: