Wednesday, 11th July 2012
New Post Graduate Certificate in Heritage Tourism: Sense of Place
A new part-time, Post Graduate Certificate in 'Heritage Tourism: Sense of Place' will start on 1st October 2012. Piloted through the HERCULES Sense of Place project, which will cover the cost of student fees, this is a perfect opportunity for people and communities involved in heritage, the environment and tourism. Available to a limited number of people in Waterford City and County, the Certificate is an online, distance learning programme, taught and accredited by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, which is recognised as one of the leading Universities in Wales.
Two information sessions are being held about the qualification on Wednesday 25th July at 7.30pm in County Waterford Museum, Dungarvan, County Waterford and on Saturday 28th July at 11.30am in the Reference Room, 2nd Floor, Waterford City Library, Lady Lane.
The Certificate will equip students with the knowledge to understand the components that contribute to their own sense of place, and the skills to research, interpret and promote their communities. As a result, the programme aims to enable people to contribute to an understanding of sense of place within the context of their own community and to contribute to sustainable tourism.
HERCULES (Heritage and Culture for Learning, Empowerment and Sustainable Tourism) is a project running from June 2011 to June 2013 and was set up to pilot an innovative education and community development approach to empower communities in Waterford and Carmarthen, Wales to develop sustainable cultural tourism products built on a 'Sense of Place'. The project forms a partnership between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David based in Carmarthen, Wales, Dunhill Rural Enterprises Ltd. and Waterford County Council and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme 2007 – 2013 (INTERREG 4A).
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