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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

Tourism & eTravel


Course Code(s):  5M5011
QQI Award Code:  5M5011 Tourism with Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course focuses on the necessary skills required for all of the sectors in the Travel and Tourism industry. During this course the student will develop the Training skills needed in both practical and theoretical areas, including travel agency, airline crew and reception, guiding, tour repping and other areas of the tourism and travel industry, including cruise liners. These skills acquired on the course are required in order to succeed in these exciting Tourism Sectors.

The course is designed to provide students with the up-to-date IT skills needed and students work at their own designated work station. Students can also avail of an opportunity to travel overseas on the course as part of work placement and in conjunction with the European Partnership scheme run in the College.

 

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.

Airline Studies
Communications
Customer Service
Languages: Spanish or French or German (various levels may be offered)
Reception Office Skills
Tourism Information and Administration
Tourism Principles and Practice
Tourism Agency Services
Word Processing
Work Experience

 

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.
Hotel - General Manager   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
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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