Tourism Studies - Level 5

Tourism Studies – Level 5

1 Year Full Time Travel and Tourism Course
QQI Level 5

I think this 1 year PLC travel and tourism course is good because it gives you a view of what working in the whole tourism industry is like.

About The Course

This travel and tourism course is designed to prepare you for employment in various sectors of the tourism industry including hotels and airline reservation or cabin crew. It can also be used to progress your studies to a higher level. The course is made up of industry-linked modules, guest speakers from the industry, visits to a range of tourist attractions and work experience.

The variety of teaching methods gives you the opportunity to link the theory with the practical and gain a broad understanding of how the tourism industry operates. We offer a number of optional qualifications including a qualification from the Academy of Aviation in Airport Passengers Services and in Occupational First Aid.

European Project (Erasmus +)
Many students participate in our overseas work placement programme (funded by Erasmus +). View our European Work Experience page here.

‘Tourism is one of Ireland’s most important economic sectors and has significant potential to play a further role in Ireland’s economic renewal’.
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

‘Up to 20,000 new jobs were created in the Irish tourism industry in 2016. The tourism and hospitality sector now employs over 230,000 people throughout the country’.
Irish Tourism Industry Confederation 2017

  • Tourism Information & Administration
  • Tourism Principles & Practice
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Irish Cultural & Heritage Resources
  • Principles & Practice of Selling
  • Airline Studies
  • Occupational First Aid
  • French
  • Business Administration

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Tourism with Business 5M5011

Additional Certification

  • Certificate in Occupational First Aid HSA
  • Certificate in Airline Reservation Systems (Amadeus)
  • Airport ground operations course awarded by The Academy of Aviation
Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 4 subjects and at least one O2/H6. Subjects must include English.
Leaving Certificate Applied
QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature students are welcome to apply.


All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

Graduates may gain entry to the Level 6 BTEC Travel and Tourism Management Course here in Inchicore College and also use their award to progress to higher education.

Employment Prospects

Successful graduates may apply for jobs both at home and abroad in visitor attractions, travel agencies, hotels, reservation sales, heritage centres and reception areas.

Graduate Profile

Richmond Barracks

“I picked Inchicore College because it covered a lot of areas like airline studies and learning travel agency work. I think it is good because it gives you a view of what working in the whole tourism industry is like.

I like my class, they are all very supportive and helpful towards each other. I also like the teachers, they are understanding and easy to talk to.

I didn’t think we would go on as many trips as we have done and I enjoy going to my work experience placement every week.”

Mikaela Cullen