• » Certificate in Marine Tourism and Seafood Fundamentals

    Programme Title  Certificate in Marine Tourism and Seafood Fundamentals
    CAO Code  
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    Duration  6 Months (one semester – 13 weeks)
    Standard Code Places:  32
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Special Purpose
    Awarding Body  LYIT with Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme has been developed as a Level 6 Special Purpose Award by LYIT’s School of Tourism in collaboration with Donegal County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta.  The programme forms part of a larger ‘Donegal Atlantic Coastal Trail Project’.  The project is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas scheme (CEDRA) and Údarás na Gaeltachta.
    Donegal’s Atlantic Coastal Trail is an innovative food and marine tourism project focused on marine leisure and seafood experiences, which will advance rural, coastal and island economic development in County Donegal.  The programme has been developed to assist owners and employees of all types of tourism enterprises located in County Donegal.  If you are interested in seafood and marine/coastal tourism and wish to gain a greater understanding of these areas, this programme is designed for you
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Certificate requirements
      • MIN. FIVE O6/H7
    • Have obtained a full QQI Level 5 award in any discipline
    • For entry purposes RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
    • Any applicant applying based on non EU awards/qualifications must apply directly to the International Office at LYIT.  In order to be considered for entry international applicants must present:
      • A qualification that is recognised as being equivalent to a Level 5 Irish qualification.
      • An IELTS qualification of 5.5 minimum.
    • Northern Ireland/UK Applicants click NI/UK
    • Mature Applicants
      Mature applicants may apply for this programme through the CAO www.cao.ie before 1st February in the proposed year of entry. Such mature applicants, for entry into year one of the programme, must be 23 years of age (or older) by the 1st of January in the proposed year of entry. Mature applicants do not need to hold a Leaving Certificate qualification, however, they may be called for interview.
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I have to study?
    PhaseProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours
     1/1  Seafood Fundamentals Mandatory  5  4
     Marine Tourism Mandatory  5  3
    On successful completion of this programme, learners will be able to apply for exemptions from related modules on the BA Hospitality and Tourism (Common Entry) and BA Culinary Arts or other similar programmes offered by the School of Tourism.
    Career Opportunities
    This programme specialises in developing skills and competencies across areas pertaining to seafood processing and marine tourism, with particular reference to operating a tourism related business in costal/rural location.  Specifically, graduates of this programme will have developed key skills which can be used in a variety of tourism enterprises including seafood production, hotels, restaurants, bars and tourism activity providers related to a wide range of marine tourism activities.
    How you I apply?
    Application should be made directly to the School of Tourism.
    Completed Applications should be returned to:

    Admissions, School of Tourism (LyIT), Shore Road, Killybegs, Co Donegal
    Tel No (074) 9186600 Fax No (074) 9186601
    Marine Tourism and Seafood Fundamentals - Application Form
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