Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism-QQI Level 6

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Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism 2 year full time course in Waterford Institute of Technology

What is the Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism?

This course is two years full-time and will provide students with the core abilities to succeed in a variety of positions within the tourism and travel industry.The subject of tourism is concerned with the movement of people, usually for leisure or business but increasingly for education, health or other purposes and how people and resources interact as the travel process takes place. It is also concerned with the impact tourism has on communities and in the management of that industry in order to maximise positive benefits.

Special Features of the Course

An integral feature of this course is a period of work placement during the summer between year one and two. In year two you will also have the opportunity to specialise in two subjects, Guiding or Travel Trade Operations.

The Travel Trade programme is an external course offering students the ability to work in Travel Agencies once they have obtained the certificate. Alternatively the Guiding module can be taken, offering students the opportunity to obtain their Failte Ireland Badge.

First Aid and practical guiding skills are a requirement to obtain the badge.

To see all modules click HERE

Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism with suitable post-qualification experience may reasonably expect to work as:

  • Travel Advisers and Agents
  • Ground Crew and Reservations Personnel in the aviation industry
  • Tourist Information Officers
  • Tour Representatives
  • Guides in Visitor Attractions
  • Customer Relations and Administrative Personnel in a variety of tourism-related organisations

Follow on Study for graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism

WD148 – BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing

Click on link HERE for more information.

Contact

Contact
  • Address Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford
  • Phone 051 302000
  • Emailofreyne@wit.ie
  • Websitewww.wit.ie
  • Category Tourism
  • Location Waterford City

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Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism-QQI Level 6
  • By Antonia Splini
  • Email: antoniasplini@wwetb.ie

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