Following the success of the Certificate in Marine Tourism and Seafood Fundamentals course that was delivered in 2016, the course is now open for applications for 2017 with the next course due to start on 25th January 2017. This part time course has been developed by LYIT’s School of Tourism for people working in the marine tourism and seafood sector. The Certificate in Marine Tourism and Seafood Fundamentals is funded by Údarás na Gaeltachta and Donegal County Council. As the course is fully funded, it is free of charge for participants and offers a recognised academic qualification on completion and opportunities to progress to further education.

The programme is seeking participants from across County Donegal to take part in the one day a week course, which runs over 13 weeks from January – April 2017 at the School of Tourism in Killybegs.

The aim of the course is to assist business owners and people employed in the marine tourism sector in Donegal to develop their skills and competencies in areas relating to seafood and marine tourism including development of key digital marketing skills and knowledge of promoting a marine tourism business on the Wild Atlantic Way. There will be a particular emphasis on operating a tourism related business in a coastal/rural location.

The course will run on Wednesdays in Killybegs and it is hoped that as well providing a forum to learn more about the marine tourism and seafood sectors, there will be networking opportunities for participants so that they can generate business for each other in the future. Interested parties are encouraged to make contact as soon as possible to secure a place.

Further information about the course is available by by contacting Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, ciaran.ohannrachain@lyit.ie or Tel: (074) 9186603.

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