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The Dublin City and Environs Tour Guide Programme is a QQI Level 6 qualification aimed at those who wish to train as a Tourist Guide specifically around Dublin City and it’s environs. This course combines practical tour guiding skills with the theoretical knowledge to enable learners to provide guiding and tour management services for tourists in Dublin city and its environs.  Learners will explore the historic, cultural and social aspects of the city and the region.  They will learn how to provide a commentary and organise and manage a tour. Practical experience will be gained through a series of simulated guided tours.

Qualifications Gained

•    QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Dublin Tourist Guiding

Course Structure

This programme will take place two evenings per week (6.30 - 9.30) and 6 Saturdays

Sat dates: TBC

Course Content

Module 1 - Guiding 6N0648 (15 credits)
1.    Irish Tourism
2.    Roles & Responsibilities of the Tour Guide
3.    Professional Guiding Skills Group Management
4.    Practical Experience

Module 2 - Dublin Cultural & Natural Heritage 6N0643 (15 credits)
1.    Dublin's Cultural Heritage
2.    Dublin's Built Heritage
3.    Dublin's Natural Heritage
4.    Dublin in Contemporary Ireland
5.    Principal Tourist Attractions and Activities
6.    The role of the Tour Guide in promoting sustainable tourism

Module 3 - Dublin Tour Management - 6N0643  (5 credits)
1.    Background knowledge
2.    Tour planning and preparation transfers and arrivals
3.    On Tour hospitality desk operation
4.    The self employed guide-tour manager


Protection for Learners

QQI have introduced a mandatory insurance protection policy fee that must be paid by students enrolled on all courses with a duration of 12 weeks or over. This insurance cost is in addition to your course fees. 


Name: Dublin Tour Guide

Cost: 1999 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 24/09/18 - 31/01/19
  • Mon & Thurs 6.30 - 9.30pm
  • This part-time course includes 6 Saturdays

Additional Course Costs

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  • Protection for learners insurance fee: €80