Course Description

Tour Guiding Special Purpose Award Level 6

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 could be the course for you.

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”


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 over three days each week.


Course Content –Autumn Start

National Tour Guiding course will complete:

  • Irish Tour Guiding,
  • National Tour Management,
  • Irish Natural Culture and Heritage* (QQI Level 6 – Certification)
  • Archaeology
  • IT Skills

(*modules are subject to change)

On completion of National Tour Guiding – Special Purpose Award Level 6: 6S20232


CollegeColáiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)
Course LocationRaheny, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 5
Course CategoryTravel Management, Hospitality & Tourism
Course TypeIn-house Training
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsTour Guiding Special Purpose Award Level 6
Course Duration1 Year
Course Time1 Year
Course Fee€495
Entry RequirementsEntry 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.  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. All enrolled students will be provided with a free Microsoft 365 account.
Carear PathThis 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.
Course Code6S20232
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