PLC – Tourism, Travel and Airline Studies

PLC – Tourism, Travel and Airline Studies – Coláiste Íde College of Further Education

Objectives of the Course:

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. This programme also includes a unique Cabin Crew Induction Course, delivered by leading industry specialists. This weeklong interactive course is presented at the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport using a simulated Airbus A320 for practical training. Students will be instructed in various aspects of the Roles and Responsibilities of Cabin Crew.

Sample Modules: 

  • Airline Studies
  • Cabin Crew Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Work Experience 

Future Careers: 

Students who successfully complete this course will receive a QQI Level 5 Award in Tourism (5M5011) and Certificates from the International Air Transport Association and Galileo. Graduates have gone on to establish careers in the airline industry (cabin crew, ground staff) whilst others have secured employment with cruise and ferry companies, car rental and travel agencies, tourist offices and hotels.

On successful completion of the course, students will also have the opportunity to progress through the CAO to degree programmes in Higher Education Institutions which can be found on and

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