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Becoming a tour guide with Dublinia

Bored during this second lockdown? Looking for something to keep you occupied while staying inside? Why not make the most of this time to take part in a course that could help your future career? 

If you are interested in tourism, Dublinia has something in store for you. 

The Viking museum is offering three courses for a career in tourism; Regional Tour Guiding, Cultural and Heritage Tourism or National Tour Guiding.  

Right now, only the Regional Tour Guiding course is taking applications. It is set to start on November 30th (for the full time option) or on December 8th (for part-time option) and has two modules: Irish Tour Guiding and Irish Natural Heritage and Culture. 

According to the website of Dublinia, the programme “will provide participants with the skills, knowledge and competencies required to provide a comprehensive guiding service […] it will be relevant, practical and up-to-date with industry needs and follow best practice guidelines.” 

If they complete the course successfully the participants will obtain and QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award. They will then be able to work as a tour guide in the tourism sector at a regional level. 

If Irish history always interested you and you wish to pass on this interest to others then this course might be for you. 

People who graduated from Dublinia’s course later found themselves working in diverse location like Malahide Castle, The National Museum of Ireland and many other famous tourists’ spots. 

Dublinia also offers a course in Culture and Heritage Tourism which started at the beginning of this month as well as a National Tour Guide Programme (no date has been confirmed for applications). 

If you do not wish to study and are just curious about Ireland’s history and heritage, Dublinia offers free online learning for children and adults. The perfect way to stay occupied and learn new things during the pandemic. Find out more on Vikings and Medieval Dublin by following this link: https://dublinia.ie/online-learning/

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