The National Print Museum/CDETB LTI Programme is open for applications to the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Cultural and Heritage Studies programme. The start date is 16th October 2017.
The National Print Museum seeks to collect, document, preserve exhibit and make accessible the material evidence of the printing craft and foster associated skills of the craft in Ireland. It is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the City of Dublin Education Training Board. It is also a fully accredited under the Heritage Council's Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.
The QQI Cultural and Heritage Studies Award is a long established programme at the National Print Museum which aims to assist people in developing the skills to seek employment in the Cultural and Heritage industry and/or progress to Further Education after the course.
Past students have progressed to employment in the National Museum of Ireland, Malahide Castle, Airfield, National Gallery of Ireland, IMMA and OPW sites throughout Ireland. Others have taken up places in Trinity College, UCD, DIT and Maynooth University either applying as mature students, through the CAO or through Access courses.
The programme aims to
• provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competence in a range of core subjects in Irish cultural and heritage studies
• upskill to work independently under supervision in a range of cultural and heritage contexts and or to progress to further or higher education and training.
Duration of the programme is 48 weeks.
• This includes a three week block of work experience in a Cultural/Heritage setting.
Skill and Competencies
On completion of the course learners will be able 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.
Apply the skills and tools of research, interpretation and presentation in the study of Irish culture and heritage
Demonstrate personal appreciation and critical awareness of new learning in the areas of cultural and heritage studies.
Use skills and knowledge in accordance with recognised academic and professional standards in the areas of culture and heritage.
Take responsibility for their learning within a structured context.
Evaluate own philosophies and values in respect of the application of cultural and heritage studies.
• The course is open to anyone who is unemployed and between the ages of 18-35, in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.
Eligibility & Criteria
The following criteria apply:
• Be able to commit to a twelve month full-time QQI Level 5 Cultural and Heritage Studies Award
• Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or FETAC/QQI Level 4 Award.
120 Credits is required for this certificate. Each Component is equal to 15 credits. On completion of this course you will receive a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Cultural and Heritage Studies. Modules included in this Major award are:
• Folklore and Ethnology
• Local History
• Appreciation of Irish Culture
• Word Processing
• Work Experience
Non-accredited modules include Conversational French and Letterpress Printing.
Click here for further information on the course and to register your interest.