Tourist Guide

Course description

Do you enjoy walking around the city, visiting museums, and meeting new people?

Do you like to share your knowledge about places and historic buildings and sites?

If you have answered YES to these questions, this Certified Tourist Guide vocational education as is perfect for you!

Tourist guides offer visitors a friendly welcome to a particular place in an informative and entertaining manner about its cultural and natural heritage. Tourist guides must be prepared to answer questions from visitors, ranging from a specific topic of interest to a general historical question, and are as well responsible for the safety of visitors during guided tours. Tourist guides are experts in delivering practical information of destinations, assisting with reading maps, providing directions, and recommending local foods or other tourist attractions to enjoy while visiting a place.

Certified Tourist Guide is a vocational complete training that prepares you to work as a tourist guide for a company and as a self-employed, providing you with the tools to start with your own tourist guide business. This education also includes heritage interpretation, a feature lacking in other similar educations. After completing the course, you are ready to offer a group of visitors an informative and entertaining guided tour in a knowledgeable, friendly, inspiring, ethical, sustainable, and safe manner, with the goal of delivering a positive experience and a lasting memory to the visitor participating in your guided tours!

Certified Tourist Guide vocational education consists of three modules with several Power Point video presentations and written handouts, providing you with the knowledge about the tourist guide profession in theory and practice. Each module has two exercises or tasks, and one examination assignment. The examination assignments are in written, Power Point, and video presentation forms. All modules must be passed to complete the course and be certified.

The training covers about 12 weeks of full-time studies.

You can study at any study pace.


We need to receive your registration in writing via the contact form or send us an email. Indicate which course the application refers to. Welcome to register and let your successful journey start with us! If you have any questions before registering, email support@academyonlineuk.co.uk


The fee for the professional training course Certified Tourist Guide is 1246 GBP (415.5/module) Or 1461 EURO (487/module). All fees include VAT.

There are 3 payment options: 

We can send you an invoice and you pay to our bank account. One invoice for the total amount or you can pay per module. 

You can also pay with Master- and VISA card or PayPal.

Send in the contact form or send us an email and inform us how you would like to pay. support@academyonlineuk.co.uk

Head teacher

Gema Sánchez
Art historian
AOE: Semiotic analysis, cultural heritage and museum education, cultural memory, history, archaeology & Swedish design
Dip. Tourism & Hospitality
Over 20 years of professional experience within tourism (service & related research) and as a tourist guide
Psychology graduate
AOE: Tourist behaviour