AONTAS Star Awards Winners!

AONTAS Star Awards Winners!

Cultural and Heritage Studies at the National Print Museum wins AONTAS Star Award!

The Cultural and Heritage Studies course at the National Print Museum are delighted to announce that they won a 2020 AONTAS STAR Award! The STAR Awards is an initiative of AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation; which takes place each year as part of the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival.

These awards are presented by the National Adult Learning Organisation to outstanding, learner-centred adult learning initiatives in Ireland. From a shortlist of 22, only 7 programmes nationally received the prestigious STAR Award. The Cultural and Heritage Studies Course are delighted to win the Adult Learning Initiatives that Support Third-level Access and Engagement category.

Star of hit TV show ‘The Young Offenders’, Hilary Rose, presented the winning projects with their awards. Congratulating the winners, she said: “Adult learning is such a positive part of Irish communities and the groups here today represent that.”

 About the Cultural and Heritage Studies Programme:

The Cultural and Heritage Studies Programme at the National Print Museum is a CDETB funded Local Training Initiative. Learners on the programme undertake a QQI Level 5 Common Award in Cultural and Heritage Studies as well as becoming Tour Guides at the Museum.

The year-long course aims to assist learners to progress to Further Education and/or to develop the skills to gain employment in the Cultural and Heritage Sector. The Course is currently receiving applications for the September 2020 intake. Interested applicants can apply on

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information, please contact Course Coordinator Rachel O’Byrne on 01 6603770 or