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Tourism & Event Management

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

Sligo 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 one year full-time course provides students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary for the dynamic world of Tourism and Event Management.

This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in tourism, business or the hospitality industry. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of business and marketing.

What will you Study?

Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Tourism Information and Administration 5N0636
Tourism Principles and Practice 5N2078
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Web Authoring 5N1910
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Event Production 5N1374

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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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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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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
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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