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Tourism with Business

Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Course Code
6M5012 RHB
Career Zone
NFQ Type
1 Year
Full Time

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

Ballyfermot College of Further Education
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This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:

What will you study?

    Irish Cultural and Natural Heritage
    Tourism Policy and Practice
    Business Management
    Airport Passenger Services
    Event Management
    Work Experience
    Global Distribution Systems
    Customer Service
  • 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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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.

Further Research

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Ballyfermot College of Further Education

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