Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked James Sheridan from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

James Sheridan

Restaurant Manager

Failte Ireland

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  James Sheridan

The best thing about this industry is you can get a job in the local hotel or restaurant, part time, and see if you like it.

Sit down with the manager and have a list of questions prepared. Don't make too many plans, just go with the flow, be nice/positive to everybody and things will go alright

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WD148
Tourism Marketing

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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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4 Years
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The three year BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing is designed to provide learners with the theoretical and practical skills necessary for a successful career in a number of sectors within the wider travel and tourism industry. The structure of the course and the modules undertaken at each year are designed to develop necessary managerial and marketing abilities.

 

Students undertake a Professional Practice module in Year Two in preparation for a period of tourism placement during the summer between years two and three. This experience will provide the learner with the opportunity to apply theory to a practical context and help the student to finalise future career plans. The placement can be taken in Ireland or internationally.

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WD148 - Tourism Marketing
Waterford IT

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WD148 - Tourism Marketing
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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3 Distinctions

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Successful graduates of this course are likely to find employment in marketing or management positions in the following areas:

  • Visitor facilities, attractions and heritage centres

  • Public and non-profit making organisations  including government organisations, Regional  Tourist Authorities, community groups and tourism co-operatives

  • Inbound and outbound tour operations

  • Transport industry

  •  Hospitality industry and in the major group marketing agencies for the hospitality industry

  • Travel agency sector

  • Self-employment in small and medium tourism enterprises



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