Course in Focus: Tour Guide Training

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Are you a table- quiz master? Does your knowledge of local history put so-called experts to shame? Or does your wealth of geography facts make you the life and soul of every dinner party? If you’ve ever thought of cashing in on your ability to retain and regale this information, not to mention have people to actually pay to listen to your knowledgeable nuggets, the Liberties College has the perfect course for you with their Regional and Tour Guide Training programme.

Tour Guide Training

This QQI Special Purpose programme is a Level 6 Award and takes place over twenty weeks. Tour guiding means you can combine your interests, and perhaps a fluency you may have for languages, with a career working in the developing tourist industry. With the influx of visitors to our little island increasing year-on-year, there’s currently there’s a demand for qualified tour guides who hold the Fáilte Ireland Tour Guiding Badge.

If you’re thinking of booking on, it’s valuable that you already possess the following:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Confidence in dealing with large groups of people
  • Passionate about their city and its surrounds
  • Ability to problem solve on the go
  • Possess an awareness of Health and Safety legislation

Course Content

This course combines lectures with on-the-job work experience and role playing. You will learn about the business of tour guiding  as well as gain hands’ on experience yielding the microphone. This programme is designed for people who have a genuine interest in their locality and a very positive appreciation of Dublin’s history, culture, tradition and folklore and who are enthusiastic about sharing this with others. Tempted?

Below are the topics you’ll cover:

  • Irish nationNationalage and Culture 6N20231
  • Irish Tour Guiding 6N20229
  • Safety and Health at work
  • eBusiness
  • Entrepreneurial/ Enterprise skills

Liberties College

As training providers go, Liberties College is a great choice. Not only do they have a central city location, but they also provide training that makes a real difference. The staff are friendly, supportive, encouraging and work hard to help students develop personally, do well academically and develop skills to meet the challenges in the workplace or in higher education.


As with everything worth achieving in life, this is something you have to work for, so budget your study time accordingly.  The assessment of your performance will be on written assignments, skills demonstrations, completion of a portfolio of work and an end of course examination. When you finish up, you’ll be able to become a Fáilte Ireland registered Regional Tour Guide. Not too shabby!

If you’re thinking of booking on to the next programme, which kicks off this November, the details on how to do so are here. There is an interview process, so start your prep now and you’ll be raking in those tips in no time.

Gemma Creagh

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