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SECAD – Tourism Town Skills Programme

SECAD (South East Cork Area Development) has recently launched the extensive LEADER tourism training programme “Tourism Town Skills Programme”. This programme aims to up-skill those working in tourism businesses or tourism related businesses and services in the towns and surrounding areas so that the best visitor experience is provided for tourists visiting the region. The training programme is for anyone who engages with the visitor including business owners, visitor attractions,  festival organisers etc.


The Tourism Towns Skills Programme is for anyone who engages with the tourist/ visitor whether you work in the local shop, café, B&B, visitor attraction, tourist office, festival organiser etc all are welcome to register even if you feel these areas are not relevant directly to you.  These courses are incredible value – just €10 for a half day workshop or €20 for a full day (which includes a light lunch).

SECAD Area Tourism Towns Skills Programme Flyer

Training Schedule


How to Book

Go direct to or–cork/secad/to book your workshop /workshops. Early booking is advisable! You will have to book and pay online using credit/debit card or by PayPal. €10 for half day workshops and €20 for full day.

We would encourage you to attend the workshop in your nearest town but feel free to attend the training in another town, if another date is more suitable.

If you would like more information about the workshops, be sure to contact Elga Ryan on [email protected].


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