The National Print Museum collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of the printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland.
The Culture and Heritage Studies programme is a CDETB funded Local Training Initiative. Learners on the programme undertake a QQI/FETAC Level 5 Common Award in Culture and Heritage Studies (Level 5 on the National framework of Qualifications) as well as becoming tour guides at the Museum.
Graduates may apply for entry to a variety of related third level programmes, or alternatively, may seek employment in the heritage or tourism sectors. To-date graduates have gained employment in a variety of fields such as library and archiving, customer service and tour guiding with Newbridge House, Office of Public Works, The Little Museum of Dublin, the Viking Splash Tour, National Museum of Ireland, National Gallery of Ireland and IMMA.
Modules which are taught on this course include History, Local History, Archaeology, Heritage, Folklore, Tourism Awareness, Appreciation of Irish Culture, Reception and Frontline Skills, Work Experience and Communications. Learners also take Conversational French, Visual Arts, Computers, Museum and Library Studies. Letterpress Printing tutorials are included in the course allowing learners to gain hands-on experience in the craft of printing. These modules provide the learner with a broad framework of knowledge in history, culture, heritage and printing which they apply practically throughout the course.
Included in the 48 week programme are three weeks of work experience where learners gain practical experience working in museums, heritage sites or tourist organisations.
This Local Training Initiative (LTI) is open to unemployed persons aged between over 18 and 35 years with no formal qualifications or incomplete secondary level qualifications. This does not exclude from consideration applications received from those aged over 35. A selection interview will apply.
QQI/FETAC Level 5 Major award in Cultural and Heritage studies 5M2154
For all enquiries in relation to this course, you should contact the National Print Museum LTI directly