Professional Certificate in Heritage and Tourism
"...whoever came up with the idea for the course was a genius."
Heritage in the Workplace module
The key to the qualification is ‘learning by doing’ and therefore the core of the curriculum is the completion of a work-based project. This involves identifying and negotiating a suitable project with a host organisation in partnership with Nottingham Trent University. The student will be involved in all aspects of the planning and implementation of the project, identifying and evaluating resources, identifying aims, objectives and outcomes, developing a project timetable, and identifying relevant finances.
The project is assessed and students will be required to evaluate fully and reflect upon the project relating it to issues in the workplace, organisational aims and the wider heritage tourism context. The module provides a framework for students to analyse and evaluate their experience against their personal and professional development in addition to providing evidence of transferable and specialist skills and knowledge.
Introduction to Heritage Tourism Practice module
The underpinning for the professional activity is the Introduction to Heritage Tourism Practice module which studies the key sector organisations and their roles within the heritage tourism industry. We study occupations and skills within the sector, and aims and objectives of the organisations. Specifically we look at how organisations can deliver authenticity to the cultural tourist.
These sessions will be run at the Galleries of Justice Museum and use practical live examples to underpin the contextual learning.
All assessment will be directed towards you providing evidence of competence in the field and acquisition of specific professional and essential transferable skills. Assessment is not through essays or exams but students will:
- Be presenting their material in a variety of media
- Be able to provide a portfolio of evidence to potential employers
- Be working on live projects in the heritage tourism sector producing real heritage ‘product’.
You will be required to attend all taught sessions which will be grouped together in blocks at the start of the course. The work placement will be negotiated depending upon the project and the student’s individual circumstances and career plans. It is designed so that students should be able to work whilst undertaking the course. However it is not a distance learning course as we feel that attendance is an important part of developing a professional network which is vital to developing a career in the sector.
How to apply
To apply download the Word application form below and return to Neville Stankley. You will also need to download the reference sheet separately to send to your two chosen referees. Please instruct them to email these back directly to Neville Stankley.
Notes for guidance on completing the application form are available below and you must read the declaration in section 11 before returning it.
Application forms and reference sheets can also be sent to;
Nottingham Trent University
George Eliot 21A
If you are having any problems with your application or have further questions please contact Neville Stankley:
Telephone: +44(0)115 848 3389