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I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!
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GA381
International Tourism Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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4 Years
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This four-year honours degree prepares graduates for many of the business roles available in the tourism industry in Ireland and internationally today. Students develop skills at both operational and supervisory management levels. This course also develops students' entrepreneurial skills to facilitate new business start-ups. In today’s economic climate, these skills will prove invaluable upon graduation.

Work Placements are integrated in Year One and Year Two of the programme. 

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Three Distinctions

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Graduates of this programme work in the following types of businesses:

  • Visitor attractions
  • Tourism agencies
  • Transport operators
  • Visitor information centres
  • Festival and event management
  • Hospitality operations in Ireland and overseas

Many graduates also set up and run their own successful tourism businesses as the course provides a foundation for the development of entrepreneurial activities.

The inclusion of modern European languages will also aid students’ ability to travel as well as enhancing employment opportunities.



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