Tourism and Business

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QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism and Business

Programme Co-ordinator: Aoife Duffy

Award Code:  5M5011

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full time programme designed to provide the essential practical and theoretical skills to access employment opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry and in event management organisations.

Component Awards:

  • Tourism Information and Administration (5N0636)
  • Tourism Principles and Practice (5N2078)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)
  • Reception and Frontline Office Skills (5N1407)
  • Event Production (5N1374)
  • Heritage (5N1453)
  • Tour Guiding (6N0648)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an interview.
  • Mature applicants will be assessed on their relevant work experience.


  • Opportunities to progress to further and higher education programmes in the field of Tourism, Hospitality, Business and Event Management.
  • Opportunities to access employment positions in the tourism and hospitality industry including hotel reception, tourist information centres and at tourist attractions including tour guiding and festival and event management.


Approximately €250 to cover the costs of textbooks, materials and examination fees.