Waterford College of Further Education is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School
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Tourism and Travel

Tourism and Travel


This course is designed for applicants who wish to develop their career prospects within the travel industry. It will offer AMADEUS, IAOT and QQI Certification. On completion of this course, applicants can apply to third level tourism courses or work directly in the travel industry.

Course Content

  • Cabin Crew Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Global Distribution Systems
  • Marketing Practice
  • Tourism Information and Administration
  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing

Career Prospects

  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Travel Agencies
  • Hotels and Cruise Lines
  • Tour Operators
  • Guides


  • QQI Level 5 – Tourism with Business (5M5011)
  • The International Academy of Travel (IAOT)
  • AMADEUS – Ireland
  • IAOT Certificate in Travel Industry Studies
  • AMADEUS Reservations
  • Endorsed by World Travel Centre FAREBANK
  • Advanced Diploma in Travel Industry Studies (includes AMADEUS)


One Year

Supplementary Training Includes

  • IAOT Ready to Book
  • IAOT Ready to Check-in
  • IAOT Ready to Fly
  • IAOT Interview with Confidence

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate successfully completed
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with minimum Pass level award.
  • Successful completion of interview.

Work Experience

Work experience placement is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain one day per week work experience for the academic year. The day will be specified by the College.


A student services contribution of €200 is payable on registration. The purpose of which is to cover services, materials, and supports including printing, photocopying, library, student cards etc. This is non refundable.


  • The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • Specific progression links are available with SETU Waterford & Carlow Campus for this course. See: Progression Information here.

N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.

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