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


This course aims to give students a detailed understanding of the Tourism Industry in Ireland. It provides learners with the necessary skills to work as cabin crew and passenger service agents, including the use of industry specific IT applications e.g Amadeus. Students will have the opportunity to travel and work abroad through our EU Erasmus+ Programme on a work placement in Europe.

Programme of Study
  • Airline Studies
  • Ready for Takeoff (IAOT Diploma)
  • Tourism Principles & Practice
  • Tourism Information & Administration
  • Global Distribution Systems
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Amadeus Airline Reservations (IAOT Certificate)
  • Hotelier Hub (Hotel Reservations), IAOT Cert

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*

Examples of potential courses include:


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

TU Dublin:

  • 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)
Course Co-ordinator

Janice Walsh

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