North Highlands Tourist Guide Training

Learn more about the culture, history and life within the North Highlands of Scotland, whilst also learning a brand new career!

The Institute has been responsible for the training of tourist guides in Orkney for well over 10 years and over 3 years for the North Highlands, following the principles of the nationally and internationally accredited Scottish Tourist Guides Association.

We offer training in the nationally and internationally accredited and recognised Scottish Tourist Guides Association Green Badge course for the North Highlands area.  This area covers roughly all of the Scottish Highlands north of the Great Glen.  An indicative map is below. 


What is special about this course?

This unique one year SCQF level 7 programme creates fully trained Tourist Guides for the North Highlands area. As well as achieving the nationally recognised STGA Green Badge qualification, you will also be able to study for qualifications in managing and promoting your own businesses as part of a higher education qualification. 

This course would appeal to anyone seeking to work in the tourism industry as well as those already working within it, who wish to upskill and gain recognised qualifications.


Read more, and apply here.