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John Traynor

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  John Traynor
This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.

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Hotel and Catering Management

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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.

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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.

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This award will prepare graduates for employment in the tourism and hospitality sector both in Ireland and internationally. A number of modules are covered on this programme including; Food Studies, Hospitality Operations, Financial Accountancy, Marketing Principles, Tourism, An international language, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Market Research and Strategic Management. 

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From College Website...
GA380 - Hotel and Catering Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA380 - Hotel and Catering Management
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Three Distinctions

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Graduates will have excellent employment opportunities, at various levels of employment, in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry at home and abroad. Alternatively, graduates may specialise in specific areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, operations management to name but a few within the service industries.

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