The aim of the course is to prepare students for work in a wide variety of tourism based areas both in Ireland and internationally. A 6 week vocationally relevant work placement is mandatory for course completion. This can take place in Ireland or abroad. Students will also gain an appreciation of the importance and relevance of eco tourism to sustainable tourism of the future.
This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:
What will you study?
Irish Cultural and Natural Heritage
Tourism Policy and Practice
Airport Passenger Services
Global Distribution Systems
- 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.
To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)
The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.
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