This one-year course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of the growing tourism sector in Ireland. This tourism programme has been designed to enable students to gain a broad understanding of the operations of the tourism industry and to facilitate their integration into the workplace or into further education and training. It also allows students to appreciate the opportunities presented by the web and eBusiness to successfully market products and services. This course gives students an opportunity to study the area of tourism and travel both from the technology skills required and from the tourist industry perspective. This qualification can be used to progress to certificate and degree programmes in IT colleges or universities particularly in business faculties. This course is alternatively suitable for people who want to pursue public relations or start their own business.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Graduates may pursue a degree in many IT colleges around the country or, alternatively, may seek immediate employment in a range of tourist or other marketing concerns. The Tourism and Business option will allow students to progress to colleges like DIT, IT Tallaght, UCC, NUIG, (Shannon) for tourism and travel as well as other colleges for business certificates and degrees. Students may also apply for any of the colleges listed under Business