The course is based around specific industry studies and a core of business and management subjects. Each year is split into two 15-week semesters; you will study six modules per semester. The programme is organised into three levels, ranging from introductory modules at year 1 to advanced topics at year 3. The Professional Internship Training takes place between semesters four and five.
Note: Compulsory 24 week Internship in Year 2
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Graduates of this programme are highly employable and have a wide range of opportunities to choose from. Large service sector organisations are looking to 'fast-track' recruits with specialisms to offer, for positions of responsibility. The hospitality industry also allows you to be mobile and there will be opportunities for international travel. Your career prospects will not be limited to the hospitality sector; graduates will have a broad range of transferable skills to offer.