The aim of this programme is to prepare students to work in tourism and related industries. The modules are chosen to give students opportunities for career progression in tourism and / or entry onto the level 6 Tourism with Business award in Longford CFE.
International Work Experience
Students have the opportunity to participate in a three week international work placement in Tenerife in Oct/Feb as part of an Erasmus + Programme. For all other students there is a two week work placement requirement in a tourism related setting.
Progression to Employment
The midlands region is going through a tourism regeneration with the imminent arrival of Center Parcs in Ballymahon. Fishing and boating holidays are on the increase on Lough Ree and local councils have greatly improved canal and woodland tracks. This has created job opportunities in accommodation, customer service, concierge, tour guides and connected services.
Progression to Degree Programmes
This course offers progression to the level 6 Tourism with Business award in Longford CFE. It also offers points for direct entry to year 1 of degree programmes in AIT including:
- Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Leisure Management
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Arts in Spa and Wellness Management