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Tourism & Hospitality

Course Code(s):  6M5012
QQI Award Code:  6M5012 Tourism with Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Cork College of Commerce

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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 Level 6 Advanced Certificate is designed to develop the skills of those from the Tourism and Culinary/Hospitality courses to address the growing needs in the marketplace for professionals to serve the vibrant hospitality and tourism sector in Ireland and abroad. It combines Tourism/Hospitality subjects with the business skills necessary to function within an evolving sector.

What will you Study?

Tourism Policy and Practice 6N2106
Customer Service 6N0697
Event Management 6N4800
Hotel Front Office Supervision 6N0651
Hospitality Business Systems 6N0650
or Guiding 6N0648
Business Management 6N4310
Work Experience 6N1946
Spanish 5N1630
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)

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6M5012

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Tourism & eTravel St. John's Central College 
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Travel & Tourism Cork College of Commerce 
Outdoor Adventure Education Kinsale College of Further Education 
Professional Cookery Kinsale College of Further Education 
Tourism & eTravel Advanced St. John's Central College 
Cultural & Heritage Studies Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE 
Hospitality Studies Cork College of Commerce 
Hospitality, Heritage & Tourism East Cork Further Education & Youthreach Centre 
Tourism with Business Carrignafoy Community College 
Outdoor Leadership Kinsale College of Further Education 
Venue & Wedding Planner St. John's Central College 
Venue & Wedding Planner St. John's Central College 
Tour Guiding - Regional & Local Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE 

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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