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Tourism

Course Code(s):  5M5011
QQI Award Code:  5M5011 Tourism with Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Inchicore College of Further Education

Inchicore College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5011
QQI Award Code 5M5011 Tourism with Business
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a one year Tourism course validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). It aims to provide people with the knowledge, practical experience and skills necessary to successfully pursue a career in the Tourism industry.

This is a one year full time course. One day each week is assigned to industry work experience. In addition, all students must complete a portion of this work experience in another European country, funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme.

What will you Study?

Tourism Information and Administration 5N0636
Tourism Principles and Practice 5N2078
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Irish Cultural and Heritage Resources 5N1293
Principles and Practice of Selling 5N2062
Airline Studies
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
French 5N1623
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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DTXXX 5M5011

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Related Career Sectors

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Tourism & Hospitality
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