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Tourism with Business

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one year course provides the learner with the opportunity to work at a supervisory level in a variety of tourism related businesses, or to progress to further or higher education and training. Graduates may apply for Advanced Entry to year 2 of related courses in Institutes of Technology.

What will you Study?


A4 Brochure Adv Cert in Tourism.pdf Download the attachment it will give you detailed information on the Course Content, Career Opportunities, Certification and Possible Progression.


Customer Service, Tourism Policy and Practice, Work Experience, Airport Passenger Services, Human Resource Management, Sales Presentation, Event Management and Word Processing

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Customer Service, Travel Agent, Tour Guide/Rep, Tour Operator, Banking and Insurance, Marketing, Conference and Event Management, Reception and Front Office, Airports and Airlines, General BusinessCertification

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE Athlone Institute of Technology AL760 Spa and Wellness Management Level 7 AL761 Hotel and Leisure Management Level 7

AL650 Business Level 6 AL653 Office Management Level 6 AL655 Social Media Marketing Level 6 AL657 Computing for Business Level 6 AL660 Culinary Arts Level 6 AL661 Bar Supervision Level 6

Carlow Institute of Technology CW838 Business Marketing Level 8 CW906 Business Studies Level 6 CW908 Business Management Level 8 CW917 Business Level 7 CW926 Business with Law Level 6 CW928 Business Human Resource Management Level 8 CW936 Accounting Level 6 CW938 Business with Law Level 8

Dublin Institute of Technology DT401* International Hospitality Management Level 8 DT406 Tourism Management Level 7 DT407 Culinary Arts Level 8 DT408 Hospitality Management Level 7 DT411 Leisure Management Level 7 DT412* Tourism Marketing Level 8 DT413* Event Management Level 8 *Specific Requirement – QQI Module 5M5011

GMIT GA170 Business Level 7 GA171 Administration and Information Systems Level 7 GA282 Heritage Studies Level 8 GA361 Culinary Arts Level 6 GA362 Hotel and Hospitality Operations Level 6 GA363 Bar Supervision Level 6 GA370 Hotel and Catering Management Level 7 GA372 Culinary Arts Level 7 GA374 Tourism Management Level 7 GA375 Retail and Customer Service Management Level 7 GA376 Event Management with Public Relations Level 7 GA380 Hotel and Catering Management Level 8

Dundalk Institute of Technology DK650 Culinary Arts Level 6 DK651 Hospitality Studies Level 6 DK710 Business and Management Level 7 DK711 Business and Technology Level 7 DK750 Hospitality Management Level 7 DK752 Event Management Level 7 DK812 Marketing Level 8 DK815 Public Relations and Online Media Communications Level 8 DK816 Business Studies Level 8 DK861 Humanities Level 8

CERTIFICATION On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism with Business (6M5012)



Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

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As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Oportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.

Customer Service 6N0697
Tourism Policy and Practice 6N2106
Work Experience 6N1946
Airport Passenger Services 6N4972
Human Resource Management 6N3750
Sales Presentation 6N3567
Event Management 6N4800
Word Processing 6N4977
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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