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Tourism with Business

Course Description

This programme focuses on the necessary skills required in order to seek work in the travel and tourism sector.  Kerry is the hub of tourism and a qualification like this will open up doors to enter employment in a diverse range of tourist orientated organisations.


Course Duration

1 Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Tourism Information and Administration
  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Accomodation Techniques
  • Marketing Practice
  • Customer Service
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Event Production


Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.


Work Experience

Work experience forms and integral part of this KCFE programme.  Students participate in quality placements allowing a valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in industry.  Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment.

Career Opportunities

Progression to the Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management and the Bachelor of Arts in Adventure Tourism Management in the Institute of Technology Tralee.  Graduates may also progress to a wide variety of third level courses through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Graduates may gain employment in hotels, tour operators, tourist offices, heritage centres, travel agencies, visitor attractions, etc. as well as customer service, marketing and sales roles.


Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business (5M5011)

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click "Apply Now" on various parts of this web page.

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