Know Your Northumberland returns for 2023
Know Your Northumberland returns for 2023. Taking on board feedback from industry we’ve made a few changes, without loosing any of the fun interactive elements we know you love.
These courses give valuable destination product knowledge to anyone working or volunteering in the industry and it’s your knowledge and expertise that make the difference. Your ability to recommend a great attraction or activity and suggest a walk or place to eat will help to shape the short breaks and holidays of thousands of visitors, ensuring their Northumberland visit is truly memorable. It’s the fun, interesting and stimulating experiences visitors have which encourage them to return again and again.
Available to anyone working in a visitor facing environment, improve your knowledge of this truly wonderful and diverse county, gathering and unlocking some of Northumberland’s secrets and treasures.
There are 3 components to the Know Your Northumberland programme; you can select which sessions you participate in.
1. In person 3 hour session
Held at County Hall, Morpeth on Friday 31st March, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Future dates will be available)
During the interactive in person session, you’ll further develop your Northumberland knowledge including sections on history, impact of tourism, visitor types and a warm Northumbrian welcome.
Cost: £30 per person
2. Online workshop
Each participatory workshop will cover a different area of Northumberland, delving into a wide variety of themes including filming, food & drink, music, routes, history and much more
There are four online workshops, all at 9.30am - 11.30am
18th, 20th, 25th, 27th April.
To successfully complete this element, you must attend 3 out of the 4 online workshops.
Cost: £30 per person
3. In person visits
Join a fully trained Northumberland guide on three days out around Northumberland travelling by coach visiting some of the well and lesser known places. To complete this component, you must participate in two of the three available days.
- Tuesday 9th May 2023
- Thursday 18th May 2023
- Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Cost: £40 per person
Book and confirm all sessions in one go for £80 per person, which is a 20% discount.
Know Your Northumberland Accreditation
Participants are able to build up their Know Your Northumberland status over the course of two years, future dates to be arranged, and can be completed in any order.
Bronze – complete the in person session
Silver – complete the in person session and at least three online workshops
Gold – complete the in person session, at least three online workshops and two of the in person visits
Once you complete the gold level, you will also be awarded the title Northumberland Ambassador which alongside the quality mark you can proudly add to your website and other promotional materials.
Note: The participant of the programme is the one awarded the Ambassador status, not the business.