Cost €550

inc. Govt Charge

Cultural & Heritage Studies (Pre University Arts)

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Qualification/Certification

QQI Level 5 Award in Cultural & Heritage Studies 5M2154.                   Duration: 1 year
QQI Level 5 First Aid (Component Certificate)
Tour Guide Training Programme (Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Certificate of Completion)

 

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Note: This course costs €350 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

What will I study?

  • Archaeology
  • Folklore and Ethnology
  • Local History
  • European Studies
  • Heritage
  • Communications
  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing

Please note the components listed above may vary occasionally

How will I learn?

The Cultural and Heritage Studies programme offers students a wonderful blend of exciting subjects along with an excellent range of organised cultural trips and a work experience placement.

Throughout the year, students will participate in a broad range of interesting projects, field trips, cultural visits and guided tours e.g. Dublin Castle, National Museum, Kilmainham Gaol, Newgrange, Trinity College, National Library of Ireland, National Museum, Glasnevin Cemetery, etc.

How will I be assessed?

A full Award is granted on passing the relevant eight components. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of the year.(Continuous Assessment) On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction grade.

What we would like from you!

The programme is particularly suited to people with a keen interest in subject areas such as history, archaeology and folklore. If you have ambitions to pursue an Arts/Humanities/Law degree-this is the course for you!

Career/Progression Opportunities

This 1-year programme is designed to facilitate students who wish to progress into either:

  1. Employment or new start-up business opportunities in the field of Culture and Heritage or
  2. Higher education in the Arts/Humanities/Law. Many of our past students are currently studying in:
    1. Dublin City University (International Relations/Law)
    2. NUI Maynooth (Law, History, Anthropology)
    3. DCU Arts
    4. DCU (secondary teacher training – English, History and Religion)
    5. UCD (Archaeology/Arts)

Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to gain employment in the area of culture and heritage and more recently, graduates will explore setting up a tourism enterprise. There are an extensive range of Higher Education options available to successful graduates of the Cultural and Heritage programme.

Click this course code 5M2154 to see the list of Third Level courses this Award links with.  You can also select “any award” in the same search box and this will return all courses open to students who have successfully completed a QQI Level 5 course.

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Entry Requirements

A student over 16 years seeking entry to this programme does not need a previous formal qualification. However, the student must demonstrate at interview the capacity to successfully participate on this programme. This includes both the academic and work experience elements of the programme. Should the student have previous qualifications, one of the following may be advantageous for admission to the programme:

  • Leaving Certificate/LCVP/LCA
  • QQI Level 4 Award
  • Students who may not have formal academic requirements but who have the ability to successfully participate on  the course will be considered. (RPL Recognition of Prior Learning)
  • Mature students (over 21 years) may be entitled to VTOS funding
  • Interview

Enquiries: marianne.fox@killestercollege.ie

Course Code 818