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Heritage Interpretation & Management Training

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Duration: 1 Day

Price: £125

Intended For

The course pack provides trainer’s and training coordinators with a full set of training materials for teaching the foundations of heritage interpretation and heritage interpretation management. This is a course for those new to having to plan and implement wayfinding interpretation signage and routes that tell a narrative such as the history of an attraction or provides and educational experience. Course comes with full instructor notes and guides.

Course Outline and Objectives

Heritage interpretation is an area of expertise that is becoming increasingly important as awareness of the educational and experiential benefits of interpretation spreads. For tourist attractions such as wetland areas, museums, bay trails, industrial heritage attractions etc, the realisation that providing an embodied experience that is memorable, provides not only educational benefits, but a commercial opportunity, and also a chance to push ethical and sustainable practices. This course provides a solid foundation in the subject area of heritage interpretation.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

✔  Have a clear understanding of what heritage interpretation is and the benefits it provides.

✔  Understand the key underlying principles of heritage interpretation.

✔  Understand how people learn and useful strategies and theories for attractions.

✔  Know how to interpret to the masses via different media.

✔  Appreciate how to go about designing a heritage interpretation model for your location or attraction.

✔  Understand common problems, issues and considerations.

Delivery Method

This is instructor led but is a course that involves a lot of engagement with the participants, with participants able to draw on their own experiences and share these with the group. The 92 PowerPoint provide the trainer with a range of concepts to share with the group, that are intermingled with activities, groups discussions and interactions. This is usually a relaxed and enjoyable course for those who attend.

Topics that will be Covered to Include:

What is Interpretation

  • Discussion over what it is and what it is not and definitions.
  • Examples of ideal interpretation and what  locations can use it?
  • Understanding the benefits.
  • Who manages interpretation.

The Users

  • Understanding the users.
  • How they learn and experience.
  • Self-guided, guide led and gadget led.

Getting Started

  • Design basics and common mistakes.
  • Evaluating your existing location.
  • Developing an approach and design model.
  • Online presence and integration.

Training and Evaluation

  • Training and staffing.
  • Maintenance.
  • Data collection and evaluation.

With this Course, Instantly Download:

✔  92 PowerPoint  slide deck (includes tutor notes on each slide)

✔  65 page Trainers workbook

✔  Course documents (including sign in sheet, course evaluation sheet, course outline, suggested reading list document)

✔ Tutors checklist

✔  Course certificate (printable to hand to participants)

Documents delivered using MS Word (doc and docx version both included), PDF ((in case you do not have Ms Word) and PowerPoint.

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What included in The Training?

Trainer's Course Guide
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Course slides
Forms (i.e feedback form, sign in sheet)
Student handbook Handbook for students
Classroom Activities Activities in the classroom

Course Outline

Course document
Printable Course Certificates
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