This is a two-year programme and is designed for students who are interested in the Events, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industries. It broadly equates to two A Levels plus a Level 3 certificate. Tourism NI has designated the events industry as a key economic driver and serve to contribute to some 40,000 jobs in Northern Ireland’s tourism industry.
Over the two years, students will complete a Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism, a Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality and a Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Event Management. This will give a detailed insight to three vocational areas that are very relevant to the diverse Northern Ireland Events and Tourism industry. Modules will include:
• Planning and organising an event
• Working relationships
• Event setup and break down
• Health, safety and Security at an event
• Event evaluation and reporting
• The hospitality industry
• Customer service
• The travel and tourism sector
• Business of travel and tourism
• UK as a destination and Visitor attractions
This programme of study is likely to include additional enrichment activities/module(s) which are included to enhance your employability.
This programme will give you the opportunity to progress directly into careers in the local events, travel, tourism or hospitality industry e.g. event’s organisers, tourist attractions, travel centres, hotels etc. The course is equal to two A Levels and students with relevant grades may progress onto a Foundation Degree in collaboration with Ulster University in International Travel and Tourism Management, International Hospitality Management or Event Management at Belfast Metropolitan College.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which can be found here. You will need to have at least four GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent, including English.
You will be invited to a pre-entry guidance session at which specific advice will be given, more details on this process can be found in the step by step guide to making an application.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.