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Tourism, Travel, Airline Studies and Cabin Crew

November 2022 Exciting News!!
Sky Handling Collaboration @ Dublin Airport with Coláiste Íde
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Is This Course For You?

This one-year course gives the learner a comprehensive introduction to the travel and tourism industries.

Students are equipped with best-practice skills required to secure employment in the tourism industry, as cabin crew, airport ground handling staff or in travel consultancy.

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, or
» Leaving Certificate Applied, or
» QQI/FETAC Level 4 award, or
» Others, including mature students:
Assessed individually, and
» Personal interview

What Will I Study?

Tourism Principles and Practice, Tourism Information and Administration, Cabin Crew Operations, Airline Studies, Travel Agency Service Skills, Customer Service, Work Experience, Word Processing.

Academy of Aviation

This programme also includes a unique Cabin Crew Induction Course, delivered by leading industry specialists. This week long interactive course is presented at the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport using a simulated Airbus A320 for practical training. Students will be instructed in: Roles and Responsibilities of Cabin Crew Members, Safety, emergency equipment and procedures, Passenger handling, customer care and communications, Personal presentation, grooming, interview techniques, On-board service and Crew resource management.

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Tourism 5M5011 NFQ Level 5, 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 often go on to establish careers in the airline industry (cabin crew, ground staff). Others have secured employment with cruise and ferry companies, car rental and travel agencies, tourist offices and hotels. Students may also progress to the QQI level 6 Tourism with Business (6M5012) programme within the College or to travel and tourism courses in Institutes of Technology, including DIT.

"I studied travel and tourism at Colaiste Ide and it set me up so well for my career at Dublin airport! I’ve since gone on to become an Inflight manager at British Airways. Best of luck all, it really is such a rewarding path!"
Andy Monks


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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