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Travel & Tourism Services

Course Code(s):  5M5011 6N4973 TTSX
QQI Award Code:  5M5011 Tourism with Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5011 6N4973 TTSX
QQI Award Code 5M5011 Tourism with Business
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year full time programme, specialising in Tourism and Travel Services, is aimed at learners who wish to pursue a career in the exciting Travel, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Industries.

Tourism in Ireland is currently providing one in twelve jobs. Learners acquire both the practical and theoretical aspects of travel, tourism, leisure and hospitality. Field trips are an integral part of the course. Learners may apply to participate in the Leonardo da Vinci scheme, involving a period of work experience abroad, usually 3 weeks in France.

What will you Study?

Tourism Information and Administration 5N0636
Tourism Principles and Practice 5N2078
Customer Service 5N0972
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
French 5N1623
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
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Word Processing 5N1358
Web Authoring 5N1910
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.

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