Tourism with Business

Ideal for students interested in progressing to a Level 8 degree in tourism or related areas

Tourism with Business

The QQI Level 5 Certificate Tourism with Business is an exciting new course in Rathmines College with modules designed to link to the Travel, Hospitality and Business sectors. This course offers students the knowledge to work at home and abroad in hotels, visitor attractions, travel agencies and tourism centres. Students have the opportunity to progress to degree courses such as Tourism Management in TU Dublin (TU747).

Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 5 5M2102
September - May
Course requirements
  • Applicants should have Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent
  • Mature Applicants welcome
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry
  • Use of a computer / laptop and Wi-Fi is desirable
Course modules
  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Appreciation of Irish Culture
  • Business Administration
  • Digital Marketing
  • Applied Economics
  • Airline Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
  • Word Processing
  • Environmental Studies (Optional)
  • Maths (Optional)
  • European Language (Optional)
Education Progression

Students who complete the one-year QQI Level 5 Tourism with Business course progress through the CAO system to Higher Education courses in Trinity College Dublin, UCD, DCU, Maynooth University, TU Dublin, National College of Ireland and IADT.

On successful completion of this course students have the opportunity to progress within Rathmines College to QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business, QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business – Legal and the Rathmines College Professional Accounting courses where they may choose from a range of ACCA and ATI accredited courses.

Work Experience

Work experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College assists students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place.

The module Personal and Professional Development may be taught instead of Work Experience.

Career Opportunites

Students who successfully complete this course are equipped to seek employment in a range of hospitality, tourism and business sectors in Ireland and abroad.


Rathmines College gave me the foundations of business and helped in teaching me information that I use in my final year in NCI. The college gave me a head start on my journey to a successful career in business
Laura Fagan
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