Cultural, Heritage & Tourism Venue Management

5M-Business Faculty

There are many exciting career opportunities in the Cultural, Heritage and Tourism Venue sectors, with opportunities to progress to management roles in venue management. If you aspire to a career in this sector, this programme will provide you with a fantastic introduction where you will learn practical skills such as event management, heritage studies, desktop publishing, and a range of business skills to support your career ambitions. You can progress to careers in many exciting contexts, including concert venues, cultural venues, galleries, museums, and heritage destinations.

Cultural, Heritage and Tourism Venue Management is a PLC Work-Based programme, and part of your study will include work placements with our cultural and heritage partners, where you will work with experienced colleagues, and learn practical skills in the business context. This programme leads to a qualification that will be your passport to exciting careers in the world of tourism, cultural and heritage venue operations and management, including options to travel and to progress to Higher Education.

What Makes This Course Special

  • New for 2022-23
  • PLC Work-based – learn skills on placement
  • Build practical venue management skills
  • Learn underpinning theory to support your careers
  • Exciting placement – concert venues, galleries, museums
  • Wider-ranging professional career options, including travel
  • Step-up to a wide range of Higher-Education courses

Course Content

  • Tourism Information and Administration
  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Event Production
  • Heritage
  • Marketing Practice
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study or operations and management careers including:

  • Castles and public buildings
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Exhibition spaces
  • Event centre management
  • Tourist destinations
  • Tourism promotions and information
  • Heritage and destination venues

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business 5M5011


  • All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

PLSS Code: 371095

Coordinator: Joan Dunne

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.