This course covers a variety of airline studies, cabin and ground crew skills and tourism studies together with practical experience of Global Distribution Systems. Students receive training in Amadeus ( Global Distribution System) used by travel agents and airlines worldwide. This course is suited to anyone who would like to work in the airport environment as ground staff, cabin crew or reservation personnel. The programme is supplemented by regular field trips to tourist attractions, airports and other aviation sites.
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business 5M5011
QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)
Amadeus Certificate and a package holiday booking system qualification awarded by the International Academy of Travel
€650 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €250)
- Tourism Information and Administration 5N0636
- Tourism Principles and Practice 5N2078
- Customer Service 5N0972
- Work Experience 5N1356
- Word Processing 5N1358
- Irish Cultural and Heritage Resources 5N1293
- Airline Studies 5N4971
- Cabin Crew Operations 5N5410
- Global Distribution Systems 6N4973
- Spanish 4N1178
Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed.
- Two week work placement
- Training in Amadeus Reservation system
- Professional guest lecturers
- Pitstop Leadership Programme for selected students
- Tourism Field Trips
- Airport and Aviation visits.
CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012
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.
Airports, airlines, handling agents, car hire companies, air freight services and tour operations. 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.
I studied Language and European studies at the Cork College of Commerce from 2014-2015, and it was the best choice I ever made. I am now studying in UCC and I definitely wouldn’t have got here without this amazing course. The best year of my life was spent at the Cork College of Commerce!
International Airline Studies was an ideal choice for me. As a person who is big into travelling, it suited me so well, and it made a brilliant foundation for the pathway I intend to take for my future career. It helped me to discover my flair for languages, especially Spanish. I have now gone onto further studies of Spanish as parts of an Arts degree in UCC. I hope to go on and become a translator in airport security or possibly teach Spanish.Edel O'Meara Ryan
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