You'll need one of three levels of badge to work as a guide. You can get the badges by applying directly to local tourist guide associations or major tourist attractions that run their own training schemes.
The 3 levels of qualification are:
- level 2 - white badge
- level 3 - green badge
- level 4 - blue badge
Contact your local tourist guide association to find out if they offer training courses for these qualifications. Guide London offers blue badge training, which usually takes around 18 months.
Some organisations, like York Minster, have their own training courses.