• Code:LI
  • Certification:QQI Level 6 Award in Tourism with Business
  • Duration:One Year

This course combines a wide range of modules which aims to get students ready for the fast-paced Hospitality industry. It meets the increasing demand from employers for workers who are qualified to work in high end Bars, restaurants and hotels. Throughout the year students are involved in Managing their own Bar and restaurant, Entrepreneurial Activity, Market Research and other events linked to the tourism industry. Students will also benefit from exposure to organising and welcoming guest speakers and industry specialists. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in the Erasmus+ Programme and travel abroad.

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

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

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

Places are offered following a successful interview.

Career Opportunities
  • Hotel/Bar/Restaurant Management
  • Cocktail Bartending
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Event Management
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:

TUD - Technological University Dublin (Grangegorman campus):

  • Bar and Restaurant Management (TU641)
  • Hospitality Management (TU745)
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management (TU951)

TUS - Technological University of The Shannon (Athlone Campus):

  • Bar Supervision (AL661)
  • Hotel & leisure Management (AL761)

MTU - Munster Technological University (Cork campus):

  • Hospitality Management (CR042)

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Course Co-ordinator

Richard Stephens

Where are they now?

Bethany Deans "Having completed the Tourism, Reception and Event Management Level 5 course, I moved on to the next level which was the Business Tourism/Advanced Management Level 6 QQI Award within BIFE. The key module which I could see myself specializing in was Event Management however, the other modules that you might think are not heavily linked with Event Management have come in extremely beneficial to me now. Prior to the completion of my level 6 I gained advanced entry into Napier University, Edinburgh where I am studying for my dream career in International Festival and Event Management. Although heading into my Level 6 I had already been familiar with BIFE from my previous year, I did have some new tutors who were no doubt as guiding and helpful as the previous year. Within two to three weeks of my Level 6 course starting, I had gained a bond with my classmates which made the whole experience extremely enjoyable."

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