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Advanced Certificate in Business Tourism & Event Management

Course Code(s):  6M5012 LTS7
QQI Award Code:  6M5012 Tourism with Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5012 LTS7
QQI Award Code 6M5012 Tourism with Business
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is aimed at learners who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the travel & event management industry. Learners may wish to further their education into areas of hospitality or events management, which offer excellent career opportunities both in Ireland and internationally.

You will complete various practical and theory modules that will advance your knowledge of this unique area. In addition you will gain hands on experience through Galileo, a computerised (GDS) reservation system used in travel agencies and airports. Field trips/visits may also be scheduled as part of the programme.

What will you Study?

Irish Cultural & Natural Heritage 6N0652

Work Experience 6N1946

Communications 6N1950

Business Management 6N4310

Sales Presentation 6N3567

Word Processing 6N4977

Computerised Accounts 6N3911

Heritage 5N1453

Tourism Policy & Practice 6N2106

Event Management 6N4800

Global Distribution Systems 6N4973
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
6M5012

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Sample Careers

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Area Sales Manager   Call Centre Manager  
Department Manager   Distribution Manager  
Management Accountant   Accounts Assistant  
Taxation Consultant   Accountant  
Facilitator    

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.
Business Organisation & Management
Tourism & Hospitality
Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.