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Cultural and Heritage Studies – QQI MAJOR 5 AWARD

(in collaboration with the City of Dublin Education Training Board)

Course Outline
The Dublinia Cultural and Heritage programme, delivered in collaboration with the City of Dublin Education Training Board (CDETB,) is a QQI Level 5 Major award.  The programme combines training and work experience over 11 months.  There are nine certified modules including; History, Archaeology and Heritage.  Participants benefit from familiarisation trips to other heritage sites around Ireland, work experience in Dublinia Heritage Centre, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and a site of the learners choice.  The programme is intensive and rewarding for the learner providing the practical experience and knowledge needed for employment in the Heritage and Tourism industry.  On completion successful graduates have gained employment in the tourism industry and/or progressed to further studies.

Course Aims & Content

  • To enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in a range of core disciplines in Irish Culture and Heritage studies.
  • To work independently under supervision in a range of cultural and heritage contexts and to progress to further or higher education and training.
  • To demonstrate a broad range of knowledge in the disciplines of Archaeology, Folklore and Ethnology, History, the arts and other areas of study relevant to Irish Culture and Heritage.
  • To apply the skills and tools of research, interpretation and presentation implicit in the study of Irish culture and heritage.
  • To demonstrate personal appreciation and critical awareness of new learning in the areas of cultural and heritage studies.
  • To engage positively with others, apply a broad range of verbal and non-verbal communication skill in the managed learning environment and/or the learner’s individual work experience situation.

Certified Modules:  Local History, Heritage, Folklore and Ethnology, Appreciation of Irish Culture, Work Experience, Archaeology, Communications, Customer Service, First Aid and Manual Handling. Learners also participate in weekly French classes with a French tutor.

Course Duration
The course is full time running for 50 weeks.  The hours are 9.00 – 4.30 pm Monday – Friday with weekend work and bank holidays included during work experience.

Course Fees:
If entitled, successful applicants will receive a weekly allowance as per the CDETB training Allowance. There are no charges or fees for this programme.

Course Start Date:
There are 12 places available for each programme.  Start dates:  18/9/2017 and 13/11/2017

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of a QQI level 4 Major Award or its equivalent.
  • 18 years or over
  • Fluent English both oral and written
  • Basic computer literacy and use of mobile apps
  • Suitable candidates will be required to successfully complete and pass the interview process.

What you need to do to apply: Place your name on the waiting list through your Local Employment Office.  You will then be contacted to come for interview.

Further information required please phone (01) 6794611 or email: heritagecourse@dublinia.ie