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Certificate In Travel & Tourism

Course Code: RTC

Duration: 1 Year


This travel and tourism course is a broad tourism course aimed at those students who are interested in a career in travel and tourism. Students will do a range of areas, from cabin crew training, airline studies to travel agent studies. At the end of the year, students will be awarded with two tourism qualifications, a QQI level 5 certificate in travel and tourism and a certificate from the International Academy of Travel, which covers cabin crew training, passenger services and travel agent training.

Qualified students will graduate with the benefit of having gained valuable practical knowledge of how to deal with customers in person or by phone, a better understanding of the necessary skills required in the tourism sector, have a deep understanding of the passenger service agent & cabin crew role and responsibilities, as well as excellent personal presentation and front line people skills adapted to the tourism and travel sector.


  • Tourism Information and Administration
  • Tourism Principals and Practice
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Ecotourism
  • Irish Cultural and Heritage Resources
  • Ready for Take Off – this module prepares the student for work in the airline industry either as cabin crew or as passenger service agents. Students wear a uniform one day a week.


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Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4
Certificate. The academic requirements may bewaived for mature applicants (21+).



Graduates that receive a Merit profile may apply for entry to the QQI Level 6 Travel and Tourism course which includes an Erasmus+ programme where students work abroad for 6 weeks. Students can also apply for entry to other higher national diploma courses offered in the college.

Graduates may progress to courses in Higher Education Institutions on a competitive basis through the new QQI Common Awards System (CAS). For information on the scheme see Higher Education Links Scheme.


  • Trips and excursions to various tourist destinations in Ireland
  • Hosting college events as part of work experience
  • Work experience in organisations, such as travel agencies, hotels and museums.
  • Interview techniques
  • Personal presentation skills
  • Job applications
  • Wearing a uniform one day per week
  • Intensive one day training in Waterford airport
  • Cabin crew duties and responsibilities
  • Checking-in and boarding passengers