Caroline Dunmore has been course director of the Westminster Tour Guiding course since 2011. It is a one-year part-time course leading to membership of the City of Westminster Guide-Lecturers Association. Caroline absolutely loves teaching and feels that she was born to teach the Westminster Tour Guiding course! You can read what her students say about the course by going to the Comments page; and you can listen to this podcast from PodAcademy to hear Caroline talking about the course.
Caroline has designed the Westminster Tour Guiding course to be a sophisticated interweaving of knowledge acquisition and skills development. It caters for both absolute beginners and people who already have experience of guiding. Students acquire a huge amount of knowledge about the geography and history of Westminster, and about the individuals and events that have shaped it. Moreover they develop public-speaking skills and the skills relating to research, interpretation and logistics that are particular to the challenging role of the tour guide. Caroline uses her expertise as a trainer and educator and her specialist knowledge of positive psychology to support her students in developing their skills and enhancing their confidence. Caroline’s intention on the Westminster Tour Guiding course, as in all her teaching work, is to help her students flourish!
To find out more about the Westminster Tour Guiding course, visit Caroline’s London Heritage Training website.