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VTOS, Sligo Tourism & Cultural Studies

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 4

Course Aim

VTOS Sligo offer learners an opportunity to learn the subject areas of Irish folklore and mythology, local history, wildlife, tourism and the arts. It is ideally suited to mature students (over 21 and in receipt of a DEASP payment) who wish to progress to further studies in MSLETB, Sligo IT or elsewhere or to find employment within the tourism industry. This course prides itself in motivating students to achieve their individual goals.
This dynamic course gives learners the opportunity to participate in weekly field trips to various tourism providers across the country, visiting national and local monuments; important archaeological sites; museums, libraries and archives; and to engage in fun tourism activities in the region. It allows students to meet real life tourism entrepreneurs and to gain effective practical experience in the field.

VTOS students also have the option of studying a European language (currently French or Spanish on offer).

If you would like to apply for this one year full-time course in Tourism & Cultural Studies at VTOS Sligo and learn all about what this fabulous region has to offer culturally please log on to to apply for course code 243089
For further information contact:
Fearghal O’Boyle
P: 071 91 38312
M: 0860420669

Please note: Training Allowance applies, additional allowances may also apply (e.g. travel, fuel, food) depending on learner circumstances.


Learning Outcomes On completion of this programme learners will have acquired a broad range of personal skills which will enable personal development and active citizenship, and/or to progress to employment and/or further education or training.


Education: Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.
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 under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.

Additional Information:

For further information contact: Fearghal O’Boyle P: 071 91 38312 M: 0860420669 email:

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