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Tourism is the worlds largest industry and plays a significant role in providing employment and income in most modern economies.  Ireland is no exception and has seen a dramatic rise in employment opportunities in this sector in recent years. In addition, the emergence of low cost airline carriers, the rise of budget hotels and the ease of booking on the internet, have created interesting challenges and opportunities for the Tourism industry.

Portobello Institute has tailored the Tourism Studies course to reflect and embrace the changes in the travel and tourism markets as we see them today. These changes create exciting new career paths for those who are keen to succeed in the tourism sector.

Please contact 01 8920000 or for further course details.

Qualifications Gained

  • Portobello Institute Diploma in Travel & Tourism
  • QQI Level 5 Major Award in Tourism with Business (5M5011)
  • QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Guiding (6N0648)

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Acceptance to Full Time courses is interview based, there are no specific points requirements.


Course Structure

This is a full time course

Course Content Modules

  1. Communications
  2. Work Experience
  3. Tourism Awareness
  4. Customer Service
  5. Travel & Tourism Services
  6. Tourism Enterprise
  7. Cultural Studies
  8. Marketing Practice


Protection for Learners

QQI have introduced a mandatory insurance protection policy fee that must be paid by students enrolled on all courses with a duration of 12 weeks or over. This insurance cost is in addition to your course fees. 


Name: Tourism Studies Full Time

Cost: 3495 Euro

To Book this course, please make a payment of 50 Euro deposit using the Book Now button. Please read and understand both the Terms of Enrolment and Course Payment Information before paying for your course. Details of all our policies as well as refunds, cancellations, installment options and how to pay offline are contained in these two important documents.

Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 08/10/18 - 26/04/19
  • Start/end times will vary from day to day

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • Protection for learners insurance fee: €132
  • Exam Fee: included