• Code:LB
  • Certification QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business 5M5011
    • Amadeus/ GDS Training (IAOT)
      Ready for Takeoff (IAOT)
  • Duration One Year


This course is aimed at learners who wish to gain a qualification in the Tourism industry. In addition to the QQI Award, this course offers practical Industry based Qualifications in Amadeus Reservations software certified by The International Academy of Travel. This Course provides learners with the necessary skills to work as cabin crew and passenger service agents. Students will have the opportunity to apply to travel and work abroad through our EU Erasmus+ Programme in Europe.  Learners undertake a wide range of site visits and tours during the year.  The Course offers a wide variety of modules and students have a range of potential career and further study options after successful completion of the course. Many of our recent students have progressed to degrees in Tourism, Event Management and Hospitality Management .

Programme of Study
  • Airline Studies
  • Tourism Principles & Practice
  • Tourism Information & Administration
  • Food Preparation
  • Global Distribution Systems
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Marketing Practice
  • Amadeus/GDS Ticketing System (IAOT) (in-house training) 
  • Ready for Takeoff

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • QQI Level 4 Award
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Career Opportunities

Airline Companies in the following roles:

  • Cabin Crew
  • Ground Staff
  • Travel agents
  • Tour Operators
  • Tourism Information Centres
  • Heritage Attractions
  • Transport Operators
  • Hospitality Sector
  • Event Management
  • Hotel & Catering Operations
Higher Education Progression*

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Technological Universities and Universities. 

Examples of potential courses include:


QQI Level 6 course in Business Tourism and Event Management (6M5012) (LD)

TUD -Technological University Dublin (Grangegorman Campus):

  • International Hospitality Management (DT401)
  • Event Management (DT413)
  • Tourism Marketing (DT412)
  • International Hospitality & Tourism Management (TU951)


  • Arts - Archaeology (CK101)
  • Law & Business (CK307)

NUI Galway:

  • 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

Janice Walsh

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