FAQ – Travel & Tourism

What hours are involved?2022-05-01T14:18:28+01:00

The course is full time and runs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 9-5pm. There are 20 hours of classes, so you may have a late morning or an early evening in the week and time off during the day for study/working on assignments. Work Experience is generally completed for 2 weeks after Christmas.

How is the course assessed?2022-05-01T14:19:07+01:00

The course is assessed through a combination of coursework (projects, assignments, learner records and portfolios) which is done throughout the year with exams held at Christmas and at the end April/start May. (summer exams include: Word Processing, Tourism Principles and Practice, Irish Cultural & Heritage Resources, Travel Agency Service Skills, QQI GDS (theory) and IAOT GDS (industry).

How much does the course cost?2022-05-01T14:19:43+01:00

The course fees are €500 (this includes €200 IAOT Amadeus fee). €450 if you are a medical card holder.

Will I get a place in a 3rd level course if I do this course?2022-05-01T14:21:51+01:00

Many of our students each year progress to 3rd level courses:

  • MTU Cork: Tourism Management Level 7 (MT552)
  • Tourism Management Level 8 (MT947).
  • UCC: Arts Level 8 (CK101) in UCC World Languages CK110 (Language requirement).

Students have the option to progress to L6 Business Studies: Tourism Specialism in this College, subject to satisfying entry requirements.

Other students go directly into employment at travel agencies, heritage sites, cruise ships and the airport either as passenger service agents or as cabin crew.

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