The President and Executive Committee of FEG
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The UK’s prestigious tourist guide qualification, the ‘Blue Badge’, was today certified by the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG).
Efi Kalampoukidou, FEG ExCo President and accredited tourist guide trainer said: “FEG is hugely committed to high quality tourist guide training programmes offered in Europe. We would like to congratulate the Institute of Tourist Guiding on achieving FEG EN15565:2008 certification and look forward to working with them in the future.
“FEG is a proud CEN member and had participated into the CEN EN15565:2008 standardisation working group back in 2005-2008,” she said.
Marilyn Collis, President of the ITG said: “we’re delighted that our Blue Badge qualification, which has always had so much respect in other European countries, has been certified by such rigorous criteria.
“The Institute of Tourist Guiding has worked closely with FEG for many years, and we will of course continue to be an active member after Brexit’” she added.
Tourist Guide walking tour training, ©FEG
FEG certified that the Blue Badge Training Framework for England, Northern Ireland, & Jersey tourist guides complies with the CEN Standard EN15565:2008, after detailed verification of the course content, duration, qualification of trainers and assessment methods.
FEG Training Consultancy Group Convener and accredited trainer, Iris Barry, was the Institute of Tourist Guiding Blue Badge training course scrutinizer and assessor of all the course documents submitted to FEG.
The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) is a pan-European professional non-profit organisation - that among its goals – promotes and offers high quality training for tourist guides.
FEG provides a certification service for area-specific tourist guide training courses. By certifying courses FEG verifies and confirms that tourist guide training courses comply with the CEN standard EN15565:2008 Tourism Services on “Requirements for the provision of professional tourist guide training and qualification programmes”.
Tourist Guide museum training, ©FEG
The Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG) in the UK is a professional membership organisation which is committed to developing, maintaining and promoting professional standards in tourist guiding.
The Institute's role includes the following:
Marilyn Collis, President Institute of Tourist Guiding (07850 435303)
Anthony Le Sueur, Operations Manager, Institute of Tourist Guiding (07985 161019)