Tour Guiding

Advanced Certificate in National Tour Guiding – Special Purpose Award  Level 6 (6S20232) – 1 Year

Tour Guiding at CDCFE

Do you have a positive attitude, friendly personality and strong sense of customer service together with a genuine interest in Irish heritage and culture? Then this course could be the one for you.

This special purpose award is the new professional qualification for tour guides. The course is delivered through an integrated mix of on campus lectures, off site visits to key tourist attractions and self-directed learning.

Course Content

  • Irish Tour Guiding
  • National Tour Management
  • Irish Natural Culture and Heritage
  • Archaeology (QQI Level 5)
  • Digital Media (QQI Level 5)

Modules are subject to change


Advanced Certificate in National Tour Guiding – Special Purpose Award  Level 6 (6S20232)

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of QQI level 5 (or above) in a related field of study.
  • Mature students with experience in the tourism industry, and those who are considering a change of career may be eligible. We also accept application from those without a formal education.
  • A deep interest in all aspects of Irish history/society and excellent interpersonal skills are also strongly advised.

Note: If you intend purchasing a device to complete assessments and access notes for this course, a device with Microsoft Windows Operating System is recommend, with a minimum of 128 GB hard drive.  All enrolled students will be provided with a free Microsoft 365 account.

Career Opportunities

This course will qualify successful participants to work as a self-employed tour guide or to seek employment in the tourism/heritage industry throughout Ireland. It also delivers essential skills to those who wish to participate in business and promotional aspects of the industry.

Quotes from former students:

“A wonderful course on National Tour Guiding at Coláiste Dhúlaigh. It was a privilege to study there and we were nurtured with warmth, encouragement and respect which enabled us to get through the necessary challenges.”

“I think the course is fantastic and am so happy I got a place. The learning experience and atmosphere was really open, positive and inclusive”

“Really loved the course. All the tutors were supportive, informative and understanding”


1 Year

Course Charges