Tourism with Business Level 5

Tourism with Business Level 5   With Center Parcs opening in County Longford during Summer 2019 and Failte Ireland continuing their Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands campaign, tourism is set to be one of the main employers in the region. Longford College of Further Education are offering a QQI level 5 Tourism with Business course for school leavers to make them ready for jobs in the tourism sector. Alternatively, students can use the 390 CAO points from the course for college entry or they can progress to  our level 6 tourism course and gain direct entry from that into year 2 of the Hospitality degree or the Business degree in Athlone Institute of Technology. With the rising cost of student accommodation, it makes sense to start a degree locally in Longford College of Further Education.  For more information go to or contact or come along to our open day on March 6th in the college.

Course Content 

Reception & Front-line Skills 5N1407
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Tourism Information & Administration 5N0636
Tourism Principles & Practice 5N2078
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheets Methods 5N1977


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 Hospitality Management ​
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spa and Wellness Management


Course Coordinator

Helen Johnston