Mourne Tour Guide Training


We are delighted to announce the appointment of JB Associates to deliver a bespoke training course based around the themes of the Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership (eg Granite industry, Silent Valley, Annalong Cornmill, Narnia etc). 

The course will involve 8 full days of training (approx. 9.30 – 4.30) to include research work as well as presentation skills required to lead a tour group.  Some preparation work will also be required outside of this time. 

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive an Open College Network (OCN) Level 2 Award in Tour Guiding Skills & Worldhost.

Fee - £50 per participant (tea/coffee and lunch will be supplied each day). This course has been heavily subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 
Venue – To be confirmed (likely to be around the Newcastle / Bryansford area).

Assessment Process Places are limited and we may therefore need to apply a screening process. In the event of needing to allocate on this basis, participants will be assessed against the following criteria: 
1. Availability to attend (20%)
2. Reason for wanting to do the course (30%)
3. How you intend to use these skills in the future (50%) 

If you are interested in taking part in this course, please download a EOI form by clicking here and return to: Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership, Unit 4, Cornmill Quay, Marine Park, Annalong, BT34 4QG
no later than 4.00pm on Friday 11th September 2015 

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us on 028 437 67391 or email 
For further information on the Landscape Partnership, please refer to or