EastguidesWest’s Online Executive Service Excellence Programme is accredited by ILM, the leading provider of leadership qualifications. ILM accreditation is recognised worldwide.
Achieving this qualification proves you are serious about your career as a tour guide. It will also give you access to international markets. All twelve courses must be completed to gain ILM accreditation. However, each course comes with a separate EastguidesWest diploma, and can be taken individually.
Online training requirements and costs
You must complete all parts of each course, plus the exercises and the quiz to be eligible for all certification.
All courses are €34.95 individually. If you take all 12 courses, you will receive our discounted rate of €30 per course.
In addition to EastguidesWest and ILM certification, you become a preferred guide in our EastguidesWest system. This means you will have increased visibility in our worldwide online job market.
If your tours and scores are good, we will pass your CV to our Western tour operator network after you take our courses. So make sure you upload your CV and tour itineraries directly in the course area. We may also contact you about promoting your tours to guests through our EastguidesWest Adventures Programme.
Who are our tour guide courses for?
Are you a new or experienced tour guide? Are you passionate and knowledgeable about your country? Do you strive to show visitors your region’s unique and memorable places?
The online tour guide courses are for employed and self-employed tour guides, and for tour operators employing tour guides.
Our set of 12 online courses are designed primarily for self-employed tour leaders, and inbound tour operators wanting more Western guests. Most courses are for employed tour leaders too. Please see individual course descriptions.
Learning materials needed
We suggest you keep a pen and paper handy to make notes throughout each course. You will, however, have access to each of your purchased courses for 12 months.
To access the course content through a browser or a smartphone, you will need one of the following:
The latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or IE 11 on Windows.
The latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari on Mac.
Safari or Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later.
Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later.
Testimonials Online Tour Guide courses
“Useful and inspiring!”
I’ve learned a lot of things so that it was important for me to write down all what you give us. I put myself in the place of my guest and try create some ideas how to make the tour more interactive and memorable. I hope, you will like it. I’ll be still thinking about interesting ideas for implementing. This course is so useful and inspiring.
Erkaiym ZhusupovaMarch 2020
“More value in our products”
This course is absolutely must have for every young, beginning, but also long year professional tour leader, guide and all other travel industry involved professionals in Uzbekistan, and probably in all region Central Asia.
In a smart, clear, few steps and with exercises we can learn the economical background of being behind the tourism and guiding. That will help all of us to bring more value in our products and really earn money from our work.
Thank you EastguidesWest for this amazing product!
Abdurashid AbdukarimovMarch 2020
“Videos were great!”
This course is the most interesting and useful course for all tour operators and guides as well as drivers. I really liked your online course. Especially videos were great and useful! All text is written in a simple way with simple and understandable sentences.