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The Bronze Award Training Course

with the Jersey Tourist Guides Association


The Jersey Tourist Guides Association –  email:


The JTGA are looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of guides, ideally French and German speaking, but candidates who wish to guide in the English language will also be eligible.


Guiding candidates will be given first option on the course.  Any candidates wishing to attend the course purely to learn about the Island will be allocated spaces once the main spaces have been filled by guide hopefuls. 



Term commences on week beginning 23rd September 2024

Half Term is the week of 28th October to 3rd November 2024

Term ends on week ending 30th November 2024



9 weeks of theory and practicals, ending with an exam week in the first week of December.



We will be running two sessions per week for nine weeks

The theory will be held on a Tuesday evening 19:00 to 21:15

Venue for the theory is to be confirmed in due course; in a town location.

The island wide practicals will be held on Saturdays 09:30 to 16:30



  • The Island’s Natural Environment

  • General History of Jersey    

  • Wartime History

  • Art and Architecture 

  • The importance of Administration and Tour Planning

  • Let’s get Loud!  Presentation Skills

  • The development of Religion in the Island

  • Our Heritage – Castles and more

  • Discovering our Gardens



  • Coach Tours

  • Walking Tours

  • Heritage site visits




The examinations will take place in week 10, at the beginning of December, and will comprise:-



  • One paper of fast-answer questions and two short essay questions (2.5 hours)



  • Coach Training, Walking Tours and Heritage site guiding will take place in three blocks. 


  • The first session will be demonstrated by the professionals. 


  • The second session will be over to the course participants with the help of the trainers. Course material, source references and general assistance will be provided in advance and during the training session.


  • The third session will be your practical examination.


  • If necessary, a fourth and final practical examination can take place on the Saturday of the Examination week, in case of unforeseen absences on practical examination day.




At the beginning of the course each candidate will be allotted a qualified Guide Mentor, who will be available throughout the course to offer any assistance, support and to answer any questions or concerns the candidates may have.



To be confirmed because we are securing sponsorship

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