National Print Museum: QQI Cultural and Heritage Studies

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The QQI Level 5 Award in Culture and Heritage Studies combines theory with practical training in tour guiding in the National Print Museum. There is no cost for doing the course as it is funded by the City of Dublin ETB, and, because it is aimed primarily at the unemployed, applicants in receipt of social welfare payments are prioritised and receive a training allowance, if eligible, while participating on the course. The course consists of a blended learning approach that combines both online learning with practical classes in the museum. The course is full-time, Monday to Friday, 09.30-16.00 with online classes on Mondays and a half day on Friday afternoon. The rest of the time students are required to be onsite at the National Print Museum in Dublin 4. 

Please see the attached document for further information.

Many of our graduates go on to work as tour guides within major sites around the city such as Trinity College Dublin - Book of Kells, Teeling's Distillery, 14 Henrietta Street, Malahide Castle, EPIC, Airfield, IMMA and OPW sites such as Dublin Castle and Farmleigh, whilst others progress further along the educational path and have taken places in Trinity College, UCD, TUD, GMIT and Maynooth University.

In 2020 we were fortunate to win the prestigious AONTAS Star Award for the 'Third-level Access and Engagement' category, and in 2022 out course was shortlisted in the 'Learner Voice' category. These awards are presented by the Adult Learning Organisation to outstanding, learner-centred adult learning initiatives in Ireland

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