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Tourism with Culinary Skills

Course Code(s):  5M5011
QQI Award Code:  5M5011 Tourism with Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

Learners are equipped with extensive knowledge of the tourism industry to enable them to independently and effectively carry out a range of information, administrative and service functions in tourism-related enterprises or to progress to further/higher education and training. The course offers skills-training suited to the multi-faceted tourism industry.

The opportunity is provided to enhance ones culinary skills through the preparation and serving of a three course meal one day a week. Work experience is an integral part of the course commencing with one day per week and a two week block placement in the second term. Learners participate in a number of field trips.

What will you Study?

Tourism Principles and Practice 5N2078
Tourism Information and Administration 5N0636
Food Preparation 5N1909
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Irish Cultural and Heritage Studies
Reception and Front Line Office Skills
or Customer Service 5N0972
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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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Hotel - General Manager   Hospitality Manager  
Receptionist - Hotel   Sommelier  
Pastry Chef    Chef  
Restaurant / Catering Manager   Commis Chef  
Sous Chef   Travel Courier/Resort Representative  
Tour Guide   Hotel Rooms Division Manager  

Related Career Sectors

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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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