To register your school in the Tourism Awareness Programme, download the application form, and send the completed form to Fáilte Ireland before Easter in the year prior to running the programme.
You must fill in the details on the form, sign it yourself, and get your principal to sign it too. Then post or fax the form to Fáilte Ireland.
To download a Programme Registration Form click here
Assessment of TAP
It was proposed that the Tourism Awareness Transition Year Programme should be assessed by a portfolio of course work. This document suggests what this portfolio could include, and what weight might be given to each element.
View sample assessments
Work experience in a tourism operation is an optional part of the programme, allowing students the opportunity to observe tourism professionals in the workplace. Inputs from industry practitioners are a recommended feature of the programme.
As a guideline for those school students working part-time or on their holidays in the Irish tourism industry. The Code of Practice below explains the standards that employees should live up to, and the treatment that they are entitled to expect from their employers.
Click here to see the Code of Practice
Students on the Tourism Awareness Programme are eligible to enter two International awards. Prizes include money and a trip to an international conference.
Click here for details of Student competitions