Tourism and Hospitality are major players in Ireland's efforts to move beyond what has been a difficult economic situation. The Government launched a 10-year strategy to create 50,000 new jobs in the tourism industry by 2025, bringing the total number working in the tourism industry in Ireland to 250,000 - certain areas in the sector are already showing signs of skills shortages.
- Course Duration: 2 years
- Start date: October | January | April
- Days: 2 Evenings(Live online training)
- Accreditation: Pearson Edexcel
- Fee: EUR 200/module
- Exam Registration Fee: EUR 30/module
- No. of Modules to acheive an HND: 16 modules
A minimum of two C3s in higher-level subjects and three D3 in ordinary-levels subjects in the Leaving Certificate.
Mature students (aged 23 and above on the 1st of January on the year of admission) who do not meet the minimum academic entry requirement may also apply and will be assessed on the basis of age, work experience and any other training or development programmes completed.
An IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent is required for non-native English speaker.
GCSE/IGCSE in Maths, English and 3 other subjects OR BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, otherwise students would have to take the IGCSE subjects along with the programme.
The Hospitality sector is one of the most important service sector in the Irish economy. Available figures indicate 158,000 persons within 16,000 enterprises are directly employed in the hospitality sector. This represent 8% of current economy-wide employment and the sector contributes â‚¬3 billion gross to the economy. The hospitality
sector is directly linked to the Tourism industry which employs 220,000 people throughout the country and is worth â‚¬7.3 billion to the economy.
Hospitality covers a major part of the Tourism Industry - accommodation, as well as food and beverages services which include restaurants, bars, canteens and all kinds of catering services.