Tourism, Business & Marketing

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business
Programme Co-ordinator: Aoife Duffy
Award Code: 5M5011
Course Code: 414110

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.

Component Awards:

  • Tourism Information & Administration (5N0636) 
  • Tourism Principles & Practice (5N2078) 
  • Reception & Frontline Office Skills (5N1407) 
  • Word Processing (5N1358) 
  • Customer Service (5N0972) 
  • Work Experience (5N1356) 
  • Digital Marketing (5N1364) 
  • Event Production (5N1374) 


  • Graduates will find a diverse range of career opportunities both in Ireland and abroad and they can expect to find employment in a variety of roles both within the tourism and commerce sector
  • Students may also gain entry to first year of various tourism and business related programmes in a number of Institutes of Technology via the CAO application process.

“Following commencement of my studies at College of Further Education & Training Kilkenny I went in on a mindset which revolves around the enhancement of my business comprehension. Since then, I have discovered various components within Tourism and Hospitality that I find to resonate with me. Among my favourite modules studied, I cannot select any one on the basis that I have had such an enthralling and engaging experience through every subject, which I ploughed through. In addition, the staff are incredibly supportive, enthusiastic and encouraging of aspirations we as students possess and will make it their mission to help see us through. I would recommend College of Further Education & Training Kilkenny to any incoming students this year. Take my word for it, it has changed my outlook on life forever.”

Nathan – Tourism, Business & Marketing