To mark an innovative development in tour guide training the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Micheál Mac Donncha presented Coláiste Dhuláigh CFE’s National Tour Guiding Class of 2018 with their Level 6 QQI awards in National Tour Guiding on Thursday 22 March in the Mansion House. Coláiste Dhuláigh CFE is delighted to be the first ETB College in Dublin to deliver this Special Purpose award, the new professional qualification for tour guides which replaces the former badge certification by Fáilte Ireland.

Sixteen students commenced the course in September 2017 and all sixteen have successfully completed with outstanding results. Employment opportunities are immense and already all students have secured a position within the industry.

This award is delivered through an integrated mix of on campus lectures, off site visits to key tourist attractions and self-directed learning over three days a week. Strong links with industry experts have been established and their insights have greatly prepared the students for work as tour guides in this ever-expanding sector. Coláiste Dhúlaigh look forward to continuing to be a market leader in the delivery of QQI courses which allow students to gain employment on completion of their studies.