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Drumshanbo Vocational School Tourism with Business

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

With the development of, and continued investment in established tourist initiatives, such as the Shannon Blueway, Southern Waterways Trail, Northern Glens Trail and Sliabh an Iarainn, coupled with the existing attractions such as Glencar Waterfalls, Parke’s Castle, Lough Rynn castle etc, Leitrim has so much to offer tourists. Locally the Wild Atlantic Way, the Greenway Cycle Project, and the arrival of Centre Parcs to Ballymahon, will hopefully result in increased tourism and employment in tourist related areas.

With this in mind the ultimate aim of this course is to assist learners gain employment in this sector.

Course Content

Customer Service
Work Experience
Bookkeeping Manual And Computerised
Spreadsheet Methods
Tourism Information And Administration
Word Processing
Irish Cultural And Heritage Resources
Tourism Principles And Practice


Education: NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme. CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.
Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

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