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Tourism and Airline Studies

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Tourism and Airline Studies

Course Code: CI061TA
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business
QQI Code: 5M5011
Duration: 1 Year
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Tourism and Airline Studies/Business
Tourism and Airline Studies Cavan Institute

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the tourism and travel industries. Core modules prepare students for work in the ever expanding tourism sector. Students are also offered the opportunity to choose between Airport Passenger Services, including International Academy of Travel (IAOT) accreditation, Marketing Practice or Accommodation Techniques. The Start Your Own Business module will enable students to develop the skills required to exploit business opportunities in the area. Students may avail of the opportunity to complete their work placement in an Irish airport.

Course Content

  • Airline Studies
  • Customer Service
  • French/German/Spanish/Irish
  • Communications
  • Heritage
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Tourism Information and Administration
  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience


Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities are varied. Graduates can expect to find employment both at home and abroad with travel agencies, tour operators and visitor attractions as reservation sales agents, travel consultants and receptionists. Students with IAOT accreditation can find employment with airports and airlines as cabin crew and ground staff. This course is also ideal for anyone, who wishes to develop their own tourism or accommodation business.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Upon successful completion of this programme, you may progress to the Level 6 Tourism and Travel with Business course at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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