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Tourism Reception & Event Management

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

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is aimed at learners who wish to gain an initial qualification in one of the many areas of the Tourism industry. The Institute has built extensive links with the Tourism Industry and a work experience placement is also completed by learners. In addition to the QQI/FETAC Award, this course offers practical industry based qualifications in Amadeus/Galileo, a Holiday Representative Award and a Package Holiday Booking System Qualification, all certified by The International Academy of Travel. Learners undertake a wide range of site visits and tours during the year. Guest speakers may visit the Institute. The Course offers a wide variety of modules and students have a range of potential career and further study options after successful completion of the course. Many of our recent students have progressed to degrees in Tourism, Event Management and Hospitality Management.

What will you Study?

Tourism Principles and Practice 5N2078
Tourism Information and Administration 5N0636
Communications 5N0690
Event Production 5N1374
Ecotourism
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Amadeus/Galileo Ticketing System (in-house training)
Package Holiday booking
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DTXXX 5M5011

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Tourism & Hospitality
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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