Are you thinking of going to college? There are plenty of tourism courses available to help you get started. 


Higher Education 

Higher education tourism and hospitality programmes are offered in a number of ITs and colleges across Ireland. Courses range from two to four years in duration and are provided at levels six to nine (higher/advanced certificate to master’s awards) on the National Qualifications Framework. Full-time, part- time, and distance learning programmes are available. 

Higher education institutions providing tourism and hospitality programmes include: 


Institutes of Technology 

Athlone Institute of Technology  

Cork Institute of Technology 

Dublin Institute of Technology  

Dundalk Institute of Technology  

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology  

Institute of Technology Sligo  

Institute of Technology Tallaght  

Institute of Technology, Tralee  

Letterkenny Institute of Technology  

Limerick Institute of Technology  

Waterford Institute of Technology 


National University of Ireland Recognised Colleges 

University of Limerick 

Shannon College of Hotel Management, NUI Galway 


Private College 

Griffith College 


Further Education 

Further Education and Training (FET) offers a wide variety of education options to anyone over 16. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships and Post Leaving Cert (PLC) full- and part-time courses. 

FET courses and programmes are provided through the Education and Training Board (ETB) network throughout the country, as well as through other local providers. Courses are provided at levels one to six on the National Qualifications Framework. 


Education & Training Boards 

Cavan & Monaghan ETB  

Cork ETB 

City of Dublin ETB 

Donegal ETB 

Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB 

Galway & Roscommon ETB 

Kerry ETB 

Kildare & Wicklow ETB 

Kilkenny & Carlow ETB  

Laois & Offaly ETB 

Limerick & Clare ETB  

Longford & Westmeath ETB 

Louth & Meath ETB  

Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB 

Tipperary ETB 

Waterford & Wexford ETB 


Please visit the IT, college and ETB websites for details of courses offered. To find more FET courses, please visit fetchcourses.ie. 

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