Tourism & Social Media

//Tourism & Social Media

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design, market and manage a tourism product. There is a focus on learning how to market and promote through online and social media platforms reaching out to possible markets at home and abroad. The programme is supplemented with regular field trips to tourist attractions. Students undertake the design and management of college events as part of their coursework as well as engaging with local tourism-focused enterprises.

1 year

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business 5M5011 QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)

€530 including QQI examination fees

(Medical Card holders exempt from €250)

  • Tourism Principles and Practice 5N2078
  • Tourism Information and Administration 5N0636
  • Ecotourism 5N0631
  • Entrepreneurial Skills 5N1951
  • Digital Marketing 5N1364
  • Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
  • Event Production 5N1374
  • Work Experience 5N1356

Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

Students will undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in an enterprise or service provider that delivers a tourism focused product or service such as: heritage attractions, travel package providers, travel agencies, tour operators, ferry companies and the hospitality industry..

CIT: Tourism Management Level 7 (CR041) CIT: Tourism Management Level 8 (CR660) UCC: Arts Level 8 (CK101) CCOC: QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality (6M5012). Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for CCOC students. Up to 390 CAO points for any IT can be attained. Go to our progressions database at for exact requirements on progressions for this course.


Travel consultant, Tourism Administrator, Reservations agent, Tour guide, Heritage officer, Receptionist, Hotel-Front Office Administrator, Cruise Liner Work. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.