Travel and Tourism Level 5

Tourism Studies Level 5

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Travel and Tourism Course
QQI Level 5

Tourism in Ireland is an exciting and dynamic career choice which offers you opportunities in every region of the country. In a job where no two days are ever the same you may choose to work in the airlines, hospitality, tour guiding, event management or on cruise ships but whatever your choice, this course is designed to prepare you for employment in the tourism industry or to progress to further and higher education.

You will engage in industry-linked modules, enjoy guest speakers from tourism careers and visit a range of tourist attractions. Work experience and a variety of teaching methods gives you the opportunity to link theory with the practical and gain a broad understanding of how the tourism industry operates. You will gain employment both at home or abroad in visitor attractions, travel agencies, hotels, reservation sales, heritage centres and reception areas.

Course Coordinator: Margaret Doogan

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

  • Tourism Information & Administration
  • Tourism Principles & Practice
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Irish Cultural & Heritage Resources
  • Principles & Practice of Selling
  • Cabin Crew Operations
  • French
  • Business Administration

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Tourism with Business 5M5011

Additional Certification

  • Opera PMS Training and Certification
  • Passenger Services Course (Academy of Aviation)
Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
or Leaving Certificate Applied
or QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature students are welcome to apply.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Graduates may progress to QQI Level 6 courses in Inchicore College or other FET colleges.

QQI 5M5011 Tourism with Business major award leads to many exciting courses in the CAO via the Higher Education Links Scheme including:

TUD: Event Management, Languages and International Tourism, Tourism with Digital Marketing, Tourism Management

DCU: Aviation Management / Aviation Management with Pilot Studies

Student Stories

Richmond Barracks

Mikaela Cullen

“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.”


The course is made up of industry-linked modules, guest speakers from the industry, visits to a range of tourist attractions and work experience.