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Tourism with Business

Certificate in Tourism with Business
Leading to a full award at QQI Level 5 Tourism with Business

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to independently and effectively carry out a range of information, administrative and service functions in tourism-related enterprises or to progress to further or higher education and training

This course would be of interest to anyone wishing to expand  beginning a career in Business or Tourism. The course would also benefit those considering entering third level education in Business or Management courses. 

Programme Objectives:

Gain an introduction to the area of Tourism with Business
Learn to communicate effectively using written, oral and non-verbal methods 
Develop creative and problem solving skills 
Give yourself the opportunity to progress further education and related springboard and third level courses. 
Gain a valuable nationally recognised qualification. 

Course Structure and Duration

Course Type: Part Time
Duration: 2 years 
Days: Mornings
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. 

Course Fees 

The course is free to participants who are early school leavers or those who are currently unemployed, or who are on a very low income. 

Entry Requirements
Basic computer skills - word processing, internet and email


All applicants are interviewed to help them choose the right programme and level of course. An interview also allows us to make sure that any appropriate resources and supports are provided to learners, when the place is accepted. 

Places are allocated based on successfully meeting the eligibility criteria, learner need, learner suitability for the programme and places available. 

Sample Modules which you can expect to study include:
Tourism Principles and Practice
Customer Service
Tourism Information and Administration
Work Experience
Spreadsheet Methods
Event Production

Please note that the above is subject to change

Please contact: 

Anne McGrath
VTOS/BTEI Co-ordinator West Wicklow,
Blessington Further Education Centre,
Mobile: 086 8503833
Phone: 045 851490,