T-GuIDE is an initiative of nine organisations supported by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme, ”Leonardo Da Vinci” in the period December 2012 to April 2015.
The initiative addresses two of today’s major societal challenges in Europe: to increase opportunities in the job market and to increase social inclusion.
The aim was to produce an EU training model and Manual for training Tourist Guides in guiding people who have learning difficulties or other intellectual impairments.
T-GuIDE eLearning Course
The T-GuIDE eLearning course was launched in March 2015. It is available at www.accesstraining.eu
Anyone can take the course and it is free of charge. It provides a general introduction to some of the basic principles that tourist guides should observe when preparing a guided tour for persons with intellectual impairments or learning difficulties. It also introduces examples of good practice, using multi-media sources and presents useful references for further study. After the main modules there are short quizzes allowing learners to test their knowledge.
It should be emphasised that the T-GuIDE eLearning course does not qualify a learner to work as a specialised tourist guide. This requires professional training as a tourist guide and an additional special training course. The T-GuIDE Training Course will be offered to qualified tourist guides by the T-GuIDE partner, FEG, starting in 2016.
Contact FEG Secretariat for further details.
The T-GuIDE Website
This website presents the work of the project and is periodically updated with relevant resources and news about the T-GuIDE Training.
Visit to a Viking Village enjoyed by a child with learning difficulties. Photo: Birgitte Bjørn
Read more about T-GuIDE at the links below.