MCAST Advanced Diploma in Cultural Heritage

 MCAST Advanced Diploma in Cultural Heritage

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Cultural Heritage
Course Code TC4-A2-16
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 3 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST L3 Certificate or Diploma

or

4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Preferred:  English, Physics, Chemistry

 

Other Entry Requirements Applicants are asked to sit for an interview.
Course Description The MCAST Advanced Diploma in Cultural Heritage is designed to address skills shortages in the heritage sector and to form skilled persons who support the conservation and preservation of cultural heritage.

The first year of the programme will provide the necessary applied theoretical and ethical background for further training in technical aspects of cultural heritage and heritage skills during the second and third year.  Possible options in the second and third year of the programme will be heritage skills in stone, metals and wood.  Another option will be in bookbinding and leaf casting.  Such training will be carried out in workshops, laboratories and sites.  There will also be the opportunity for practical on-the-job and off-the-job training as part of an apprenticeship or work placement.

Depending on the chosen option, successful candidates will have the knowledge, skills and competences to ethically collaborate with curators, librarians, archivists, and sites managers, documentation specialist, conservation scientist and/or conservator-restorer, and would normally work under the supervision of one of these.  Typical employment settings include employment in museums, libraries, archives, churches, palaces, stately homes, and on sites as a key person supporting their conservation and preservation

 

Study/Course Delivery
Assessment
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Follow and communicate procedures and processes in the cultural heritage workplace

2. Demostrate skills linked to collections and/or sites management and protection

3. Demostrate technical and/or craft-based skills to support cultural heritage professionals

4. Apply knowledge, skills and competences in cultural heritage ethically.

 

Core Study Units
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities Typical employment settings include archives, churches, palaces, stately homes, and on sites as a key person supporting their conservation and preservation.

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