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Code
WD174
Cao points
🛈AQA -541
Level
6
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
2 years
Credits
120 ECTS
Placements
Available
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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What is the Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism?

This course is two years full-time and will provide students with the core abilities to succeed in a variety of positions within the tourism and travel industry.

The subject of tourism is concerned with the movement of people, usually for leisure or business but increasingly for education, health or other purposes and how people and resources interact as the travel process takes place. It is also concerned with the impact tourism has on communities and in the management of that industry in order to maximise positive benefits.

Special Features of Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism course

An integral feature of this course is a period of work placement during the summer between year one and two. In year two you will also have the opportunity to specialise in two subjects, Guiding or Travel Trade Operations.

The Travel Trade programme is an external course offering students the ability to work in Travel Agencies once they have obtained the certificate. Alternatively the Guiding module can be taken, offering students the opportunity to obtain their Failte Ireland Badge.

First Aid and practical guiding skills are a requirement to obtain the badge.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Academic LearningCareer Planning and Work Placement
Airport Passenger ServicesCustomer Management
IT for Tourism and Hospitality Domestic and International Tourism Studies
Introduction to Tourism and HospitalitySocial Media for Tourism
Irish Culture, History and HeritageWorld Tourism Destinations
Choose one of the following electives:Choose one of the following electives:
*French & Culture 1.1 *French & Culture 1.2
*German & Culture 1.1 *German & Culture 1.2
*Spanish A1 *Spanish A2
Italian Beginners 1 (A1.1)Italian Beginners 2 (A1.2)
* = elective module* = elective module
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Front Office Operations 1Financial Accounting for Tourism & Hospitality
Heritage and Tour GuidingManagement Principles
Introduction to Accounting for Tourism & HospitalityPrinciples of Marketing 2
Principles of Marketing 1
Choose one of the following electives:Choose one of the following electives:
*French & Culture 2.1 *French & Culture 2.2
*German & Culture 2.1 *German & Culture 2.2
*Spanish B1.1*Spanish B1.2
Introduction to Management *Travel Trade 2
* = elective module* = elective module
Not all electives may run and depends on student demand Not all electives may run and depends on student demand

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for the Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7

 

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for the Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism:

 

Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism with suitable post-qualification experience may reasonably expect to work as:

  • Travel Advisers and Agents

  • Ground Crew and Reservations Personnel in the aviation industry

  • Tourist Information Officers

  • Tour Representatives

  • Guides in Visitor Attractions

  • Customer Relations and Administrative Personnel in a variety of tourism-related organisations

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