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Michelle Ryan

Corporate Sales Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Michelle Ryan
Firstly it is very important that you get a third level education as this is a requirement in most hotels for a job in sales. This is the most important step in working in hotel sales. You should gain as much experience within the industry which I found very beneficial.
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GA376
Event Management with Public Relations

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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240

2014 Points

240

Change from 2013: 

20

Points History:

2013 - 220
2012 - 270
2011 - 300
2010 - 310
2009 - 300
New in 2009

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Event management involves ensuring that special events run smoothly; from a local fundraiser or a concert, to the St Patricks Day Parade. This involves health and safety, organisation of equipment, transport, facilities, and costs. You study the Events Industry, Events Planning, Event Project Management, Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Techniques, Public Relations Management, E-PR and Tourism Studies, Corporate Hospitality, Conference and Meeting Planning, International Language.


 
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GA376 - Event Management with Public Relations
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GA376 - Event Management with Public Relations
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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Graduates with this qualification can expect to find employment in a variety of event, PR and entertainment enterprises including conference and convention centres, charitable non-profit organisations, national and regional tourism organisations, hotels, public relations firms, event management agencies, sports and leisure centres, community development organisations, arts and music festivals, multinational companies and public sector organisations. In addition, there are opportunities for graduates in consultancy, self- employment, research and postgraduate education.



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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

Tourism & Hospitality
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