Travel & Tourism


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism

Course Modules

  • Tourism Principles & Practice
  • Tourism Information & Administration
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Customer Service
  • Cabin Crew Operations
  • Reception & Frontline Office Skills
  • Occupational First Aid

Course Aim

This is a one year course for people who would like to work in tourism, one of Ireland’s fastest growing industries. The course is designed to allow people to enter employment in a wide range of exciting workplaces after one year or to opt for progression to third level colleges.

Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

Graduates of this course will be well prepared to gain employment in a wide range of areas such as Cabin Crew Travel Agencies, Airlines, Tourist Boards and Hotel Receptions. The Ready for Take Off and Galileo modules which comprise the Diploma in International Travel Industry Studies, specifically prepare students for employment as cabin crew, sales reservation agents, tour operators and travel agents. Since tourism is one of Ireland’s fastest growing industries, employment in these areas is increasing rapidly. Students who obtain the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism can also proceed to the Advanced Certificate in Business Administration in Ó Fiaich Institute or to a range of third level education options.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students who have completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, Leaving Certificate Vocational and mature students with an interest in travel and tourism with suitable candidates being selected by interview.

Additional Costs

€200 - Amadeus

€265 - Ready For Take Off

Catherine O’Connor - Course Co-Ordinator


Student Services Costs:

Government Levy (PPC)

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)

QQI Certification Charge:
QQI Level 5 €50 QQI Level 6 €80

Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses. 

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.