• Code: LD
  • Certification: QQI Level 6 Award in Tourism with Business (6M5012)
  • Duration: One Year


This course combines a wide range of modules including Tourism Policy and practice, Entrepreneurship, Event Management and Business Management Skills. It meets the increasing demand from employers for qualified workers who are proficient in a wide range of business skills. Throughout the year students are involved in Entrepreneurial Activity, Market Research, events linked to the tourism industry and indeed benefit from exposure to external speakers and industry specialists. Students on this course have the opportunity based on successful interviews to take part in our Erasmus+ link programme and gain valuable work experience and crucial life skills in a foreign country for three weeks during the academic year.

Programme of Study
  • Tourism Policy and Practice  
  • Communications 
  • Personal and Professional Development 
  • Business Management 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consultative Selling
  • Event Management 
  • Human Resources

     Components subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Full QQI Level 5 award or equivalent
  • Mature Applicants and those with industry skills or other qualifications.

Career Opportunities
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Transport Operators
  • Hospitality Sector
  • Event Management
  • Hotel & Catering Operations
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:

  • UCD:

BA in Arts - Information & Communication Studies (DN520)

  • Maynooth:

International Business (MH404)

  • UCC (NUI):

Arts - Archaeology (CK101)

Arts International (CK108)

  • TU Dublin:

Tourism Management (TU747)

International Hospitality and Tourism Management (TU746)

  • Shannon College of Hotel Management

Business Studies in International Hotel Management (GY261)

Course Co-Ordinator

Ruadhan Duggan

Where are they now?

Meet BIFE students who have graduated from this course...

"I can honestly say that my year completing Tourism Reception & Event Management was both the most challenging and fulfilling I have encountered. I left school many years ago and although I have studied various subjects over the years, this was my first time back in formal education. All I can say is, the help I received from my fellow students was incredible. My tutors encouraged and guided me constantly, they believed I was capable even when I didn’t.
Whenever I had a problem with an assignment or in understanding something, they made time to help me. Reflecting on the college in its entirety, all the staff were incredible. They cared for the overall welfare of the students and supported them in every way. The staff at reception always had a welcome smile, they were extremely efficient and had infinite patience. The atmosphere of the college was brilliant. I loved to see such a mixture of ages  from school leavers to mature students, and I think all benefitted from that. I felt I was in a unique place. I could go on about how good BIFE is but I’ll stop there. I have returned to BIFE to continue my studies, this time on gaining more skills in the area of Office Administration." - Bethany Deans

"After finishing the Leaving Certificate and not being sure of what I wanted to do after school, I Decided to do a level 5 in Tourism & Event Management, I found the course provided me with so much knowledge and experience within the first year that I decided to stay on and do a Level 6. This course provided me with even more of an insight into the Events, Tourism & Business industry. Straight after completing my Level 6 in 2016, I progressed on to IADT where I could skip the first year and go straight into second year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Entrepreneurship Management. I wouldn’t have been able to get to where I am today without the constant help and guidance I received from the tutors at Bray Institute of Further Education."  - Natasha McInerney

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