Travel Guide Training & Validation offers a unique opportunity to enter the world of Battlefield Guiding.
Travel Guide Training & Validation offers a unique opportunity to enter the world of Battlefield Guiding.

The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course

Why not stay on the battlefield after you leave the services?


The UK travel industry has well established and competitive Battlefield Tour, military history and Genealogy markets that continue to expand. Travel Operators marketing battlefield tours constantly look to recruit high quality ‘Battlefield Guides’ with a suitable knowledge and understanding of military history. Battlefield Guides lead groups from all over the world on tours of the battlefields of Western Europe, the Mediterranean and even further afield.

Many Service Leavers already have the ideal mix of delivery skills, personality, life-experience and knowledge to find employment as a professional Battlefield Guide. This bespoke course is designed to signpost the route for service leavers to do just that, establish a potential secondary income as a working Battlefield Guide.       


This one-day programme will offer unique insight into the profession of the battlefield guide and deliver an understanding of the UK’s multi-faceted battlefield tour industry. Opportunities exist for service leavers to find employment as a Battlefield Guide; you just need to know where to look.


Travel Guide Training’s classroom based Insight Day delivers detailed presentations and information on the following key subject areas:


  • The what? - An overview and contact details for the full spectrum of Battlefield Tour companies trading in the UK.
  • The Where? -The Tour destinations and types of tour you may be asked to deliver.
  • The Who? – The industry’s customer base, its diversity, and the respective needs of the groups that you can expect to work with.
  • The How? – The skill-set required of a successful Battlefield Guide and how to assimilate and develop those skills and most importantly, how to integrate them with your existing military skill-set. 
  • Guide Administration – Advice on the essentials - acting as a sole trader, Insurance, EU Tourist legislation, Legal Requirements & Documentation. 
  • Further Development and Training – TGT also offers the opportunity to build on the knowledge assimilated on the one day insight course by attending a three-day continuation course or a five-day foundation course, both offering practical experience in every aspect of the planning and delivery of a battlefield tour to your customers.


Course cost: £175.00 - Why not use your Standard Learning Credits?

A unique opportunity to create an additional income stream as a Battlefield Guide.

Battlefield Guide Field Module - Ypres Salient 2013, TGT+V clients deliver pre-researched ice-breaker stands to their fellow Battlefield Guides.

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Further Information

Course dates


One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course


TBC Mar 18 - Stoke Ash, Suffolk


TBC Nov 18 - Stoke Ash, Suffolk


Battlefield Guide Field Module


Aug 18 - Somme 1916 Campaign


Nov 18 - Ypres Salient







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