scfe travel course

Hospitality and Tourism Industry Studies

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business 5M5011

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Learners on this Hospitality and Tourism Industry Studies course will acquire practical and technical skills which will allow them to pursue some of the many career opportunities in the hospitality industry. Having completed the course learners may progress to the Level 6 Advanced Tourism & Travel Course here in SCFE.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 year course I completed with SCFE. The tutors were just super, always willing to help and lend support. The course gives you a great foundation for moving into work in the tourism industry across many different sectors. I gained employment in the Airline Industry after leaving and am now working in hotels. I’d highly recommend this course to anyone looking to work in the tourism sector and I’m very grateful for the start it gave me in my career.”

Kerrie Kavanagh, Human Resource & Training Executive, Intercontinental Hotel Dublin


Learners who successfully complete a QQI Level 5 Certificate may be able to use their results to progress 
to related Level 7 and Level 8 Degree Programmes in Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third level
 progression opportunities for QQI learners are continually being developed and enhanced.
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Learners may also progress to the Advanced Tourism & Travel Level 6 course here in SCFE and also to degree programmes in DIT, IT Tallaght and  Waterford IT to study Tourism Management, Tourism Marketing and International Hospitality.

Course Features and Facilities

• Learners will undertake training in a Hotel Reservation System
• Learners will undertake training in hotel settings
• Work experience
• Visits to tourist businesses and attractions
• Access to fully equipped IT suites and Library.

Course Content

  • Tourism Information & Administration
  • Tourism Principles & Practice
  • Customer Service
  • Irish Cultural and Heritage Resources
  • Hotel Front Office Operations
  • Accommodation Techniques
  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Work Experience

Employment Opportunities

The Tourism & Hospitality Industry:

  • Hotel reception
  • Hotel reservations
  • Spa and leisure facilities
  • Tourist attractions
  • Tourist information services
  • Visitor centres

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent, or LCA, or relevant experience
Mature applicants welcome
Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements