• 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 will also have the opportunity to engage in the Erasmus+
Programme and travel abroad.

Programme of Study
  • Tourism Policy and Practice  
  • Customer Service
  • Personal and Professional Development 
  • Business Management 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consultative Selling
  • Event Management 
  • Human Resource Management

     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 University College Dublin:

  • BA in Arts - Information & Communication Studies (DN520)

Maynooth University:

  • International Business (MH404)


  • Arts - Archaeology (CK101)
  • Arts International (CK108)

TUD Technological University Dublin (Grangegorman Campus):

  • Tourism Management (TU747)
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management (TU746)

Shannon College of Hotel Management

  • Business Studies in International Hotel Management (GY261)

*Places are not guaranteed in these Institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at www.cao.ie

Course Co-Ordinator

Sarah King

Where are they now?

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

Bethany Deans "Having completed the Tourism, Reception and Event Management Level 5 course, I moved on to the Business Tourism/ Advanced Management Level 6. Prior to completing Level 6 I gained advanced entry into Napier University, Edinburgh where I am studying for my dream career in International Festival and Event Management. I did have some new tutors who were as guiding and helpful as the previous year. I have never been in an environment such as BIFE where the tutors are genuinely passionate to see you progress in your chosen education/ career. Although I am now studying an honours Level 8 degree, I honestly owe my gratitude to my tutors at BIFE for playing a huge part in the experiences, skills and knowledge gained there." - 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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