This course 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. The course includes a property management system that is used widely in hotels in Ireland and abroad for the hotel front office environment
QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism with Business 6M5012
QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)
Tour Guide Training certificate (optional)
Hotsoft ( front office package) certificate
€580 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €280)
- 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
For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required.
- Professional guest lecturers
- Tour Guide Training
- Pitstop Leadership Programme for selected students
- Field Trips
- One day a week work Placement which students are required to source
Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. See Progressions for details.
Hospitality Industry, Tourist Industry, Event Management, Self Employed Professional. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.
The Level 5 Travel & Tourism course led me straight to employment in the Tourism sector. I attended the course as a mature student who had recently returned from spending two years in Australia. Upon returning home, despite already having a degree, I found it difficult to find employment which I felt suited me, so I hoped that doing this course would give me the tools to find such employment. One thing that worried me about doing the course was that all the students would be a lot younger than me, but I was delighted to find that the students in my class were a mix of all ages and nationalities. I made many friends from the class who have I stayed in contact with.
During my year, I learnt a lot about what it takes to work in Tourism. We also visited many heritage sites around the country, my favourite being the Rock of Cashel. At all the sites we visited, the staff gave us an insight into their jobs and how they acquired them. We also received many talks from guest speakers in the sector, giving us tips and suggestions on ways to gain employment in fields such as Tour Guiding and Travel Agencies, among others. When I completed the course, I was told about job opportunities as a tour guide on Spike Island in Cork Harbour. After attending an interview, which I was extremely prepared for having done interview training as part of the course, I was offered a position which I accepted. It was definitely thanks to the Level 5 Travel & Tourism course that I got this job, and I look forward to working in Tourism for many years to come
The ethos of the college is one of progression for all. The teachers offered me continuous support and encouragement throughout the year. My year has opened doors for me to continue at CIT to study Culinary Arts. I would recommend anyone who is unsure about career prospects to contact the college.Halima Abdulkarim
From being taught how to cook, wait on people, set up tables and being brought out to visit hotels for experience. We learned so much from this course that helps us with everyday life. This year went too fast. I must say that I am glad to have been a part of this course and that it was the best experience to have been a part of in this college.Jovana Jovanovc