The Brecon Beacons National Park has recently launched the first three modules of its new online ambassador course.
The course is designed to give tourism providers a greater insight into the breath-taking landscape of the Brecon Beacons. Three modules are currently available, with more planned to be released in the future. The course is free to access and currently features modules covering an Introduction to the Brecon Beacons, A Sense of Place, and People of the Past.
The courses are designed to deepen knowledge of the landscape and celebrate the beautiful area with pride. It aims to give tourism providers the knowledge to speak about the National Park with confidence.
Carol Williams, Tourism Officer for the National Park, said,
“We’re delighted to launch this online course. We manage a group of over 343 ambassadors. They are all passionate about the Park and our scheme allows them to learn even more about our beloved National Park. Now that we have an online course even more people can take part. It isn’t just restricted to tourism providers, either. Anyone with an interest in the Brecon Beacons can get involved.
Future modules will include lessons on Dark skies, Geopark and Nature of the National Park. We’re keen to help bring people along with us on a journey to a sustainable future for the National Park.“
The ambassador course is free to complete. After passing a short quiz, participants are offered a certificate. Passing three modules will earn a bronze award, six modules will earn a silver and nine will earn a gold.
Kevin Walker, from Mountain Activities, is among the first people to complete the course. He said,
“The new online ambassador modules are brilliant! There’s lots of great information in easily digestible chunks, and the quiz at the end of each module really helps to fix the learning, making it so much easier to share the knowledge with visitors and locals! Highly recommended.”