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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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education

Tourism & Event Management


Course Code:  5M5011
Award Code(s):  5M5011
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one year full-time course provides students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary for the dynamic world of Tourism and Event Management.

This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in tourism, business or the hospitality industry. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of business and marketing.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Tourism Information & Administration 5N0636
Tourism Principles & Practice 5N2078
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Web Authoring 5N1910
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Event Production 5N1374

Optional Modules
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Accounts Team Leader   Business Consultant  
Health & Safety Officer   Chartered Secretary  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Business Analyst  
Data Protection Officer   Manager - General  
Management Associate   Recruitment Consultant  
Company Secretary   Business Adviser  
Arts agent/promoter   Charity Officer  
Project Manager   Financial Adviser  
Hotel - General Manager   Managing Director  
Industrial Relations Officer   Financial Trader  
Operations Research Analyst   Human Resources / Personnel Manager  
Occupational Hygienist   Equality Officer  
Personnel Officer   Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP  
Personnel Manager    HR Director - Human Resources  
Staff Relations Official   Hospitality Management  
Receptionist - Hotel   Travel Agency Manager  
Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager   Spa Manager  
Conference & Banqueting/ Event Co-ordinator   Sommelier  
Baker/Confectioner   Tour Guide  
Travel Courier/Resort Representative   Hotel Rooms Division Manager  
Leisure Centre Manager    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Tourism & Hospitality
Business Organisation & Business Management
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M5011