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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Certificate in Tourism, Travel, Airline Studies and Cabin Crew


Is This Course For You?

This one-year, full-time Diploma course is designed for those seeking to pursue a career in the travel and tourism industry, enabling students to gain a broad understanding of travel agency and airline operations.

Learners will gain a solid foundation in business studies, along with specialised knowledge in marketing and human resources. These attributes are crucial to the student’s capacity to secure employment in a variety of tourismrelated enterprises. While students are trained to utilise industry-linked skills to develop entrepreneurial opportunities, some go on to progress within the Further Education sector or advance to Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, or
» Leaving Certificate Applied, or
» QQI/FETAC Level 5 award, or
» Others, including mature students:
Assessed individually, and
» Personal interview

What Will I Study?

Airfares and Ticketing, Galileo Computerised Reservation System, Travel Practice, Tourism Policy and Practice, Communications, Work Experience, Personal and Professional Development, Airport Passenger Services, Human Resources Management, Global Distribution Systems, Hotel Front Office Supervision.

This course also includes a four-day Airport Passenger Services Course delivered by industry specialists (Academy of Aviation), which incorporates the following aspects: Knowledge of the various roles within aviation, Customer Care, and Communication Skills, Understanding Key Industry Terminology, Aviation Security, Health and Safety Procedures, Personal Presentation and Interview Techniques.

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Tourism 6M5012 NFQ Level 6, Academy of Aviation (AOA), Viasinc

Career Opportunities and Progression

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes also reserve a number of places
on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.

Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.

Graduates may pursue a career in the airline industry (cabin crew, ground staff), cruise & ferry companies, car rental and travel agencies, tourist offices,
and hotels, in a supervisory capacity. Suitably qualified students will have the opportunity to study at Third level.


This course will allow selected students to take advantage of a 3 week work experience programme in Malta. The opportunity to study abroad will enhance your college experience and boost your career opportunities. You will receive Erasmus + funding which will enable you to participate on the work experience programme.


1 Year

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Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board