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Moate Business College

Moate Business College


Tourism with Business

Code:  5M5011
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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A4 Brochure for Tourism Level 5 fin.pdf Download the attachment it will give you detailed information on the Course Content, Career Opportunities, Certification and Possible Progression.


This course is desinged to equip students with detailed understanding of national and international tourism and business.

Placement is a integral component of the course offering a variety of placement settings.

The MBC Tourism with Business programme offers students the ideal combination of subjects for direct entry into the workplace, to gain entry to our Level 6 programme or for progression to suitable CAO courses further


Tourism Principles and Practice, Tourism Information and Administration, Customer Service, Communications, Work Experience, Word Procssing, Irish Cultural and Herit

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Customer Service • Travel Agent • Tour Guide/ Rep • Tour Operator • Banking and Insurance • Marketing • Conference and Event Management • Reception and Front office • Airports and Airlines • General Business


Athlone Institute of Technology AL760 Spa and Wellness Management Level 7 AL761 Hotel and Leisure Management Level 7 AL650 Business Level 6 AL652 Business in Equine Studies Level 6 AL653 Office Management Level 6 AL655 Social Media Marketing Level 6 AL657 Computing for Business Level 6 AL660 Culinary Arts Level 6 AL661 Bar Supervision Level 6 AL663 Business (Sport and Recreation) Level 6

Carlow Institute of Technology CW838 Business - Marketing Level 8 CW906 Business - Studies Level 6 CW908 Business - Management Level 8 CW917 Business - Level 7 CW926 Business with Law Level 6 CW928 Business - Human Resource Management Level 8 CW936 Accounting Level 6 CW938 Business with Law Level 8

Dublin Institute of Technology DT401 International Hospitality Management Level 8 DT406 Tourism Management Level 7 DT408 Hospitality Management Level 7 DT411 Leisure Management Level 7 DT412 Tourism Marketing Level 8 DT413 Event Management Level 8

GMIT GA170 Business Level 7 GA171 Administration and Information Systems Level 7 GA282 Heritage Studies Level 8 GA360 Tourism Level 6 GA362 Hotel and Hospitality Operations Level 6 GA363 Bar Supervision Level 6 GA370 Hotel and Catering Management Level 7 GA372 Culinary Arts Level 7 GA374 Tourism Management Level 7 GA375 Retail and Customer Service Management Level 7 GA376 Event Management with Public Relations Level 7 GA380 Hotel and Catering Management Level 8

Dundalk Institute of Technology DK650 Culinary Arts Level 6 DK651 Hospitality Studies Level 6 DK710 Business and Management Level 7 DK711 Business and Technology Level 7 DK750 Hospitality Management Level 7 DK752 Event Management Level 7 DK812 Marketing Level 8 DK815 Public Relations and Online Media Communications Level 8 DK816 Business Studies Level 8 DK861 Humanities Level 8 


On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business 5M5011

Applications are especially welcome from mature students. 

GRANTS Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

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As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Oportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.

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