Diploma in Restaurant Operations Management Consortium

Institute of Technology, Tralee (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime, Classroom - Daytime, Classroom - Evening, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

70

Department

Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism

Skills Area

Services

General Information
Contact

Mary Stritch

Email

mary.stritch@staff.ittralee.ie

Phone

066 71 91701

Address

Lifelong Learning Department
Institute of Technology Tralee
North Campus
Tralee
Co Kerry

Role

Lifelong Learning co-ordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/08/2018

Start Date

07/09/2018

End Date

20/06/2019

About this Course

The aim of this innovative new programme is to provide learners, who already have significant operational experience in the hospitality sector or who are transferring from studies in other disciplines as career changers, with the professional supervisory and operational management skills in restaurant and bar operations in order to provide a structured support for their promotion, progression and career development in the Irish Hospitality and tourism industry. The programme will provide the participant with the benefits of personal attention, instant feedback, hands on experience and the opportunity to complement college based learning with a structured practical internship and a trained mentor in industry.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold an FET/QQI award at NFQ level 6 or equivalent. The Institute’s policy in relation to non-standard applicants also applies. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.

Long Description

The modules to be completed as part of this programme will include:

Food and Beverage Management;
Staff Training and Development;
Advanced Beverage Studies;
Business Law and Ethics;
Restaurant Marketing;
Budgets, Pricing and Cost Control Internship/Workplacement.

Why Choose This Course

At IT Tralee we offer a range of courses across an array of subject areas at many different levels of academic study. The courses we provide offer you the opportunity to gain new qualifications to advance your career, or possibly to find a new interest and meet new people. The Institute is committed to providing a high quality and relevant education service to all our students on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere on campus is created by our students and staff. Our Student Services team offer a wide range of services to make sure that the transition to third level is as smooth as possible. The Institute also has a team of students who act as mentors for all newcomers each year. The Students' Union also provides help and advice via the elected student executive.

There is a great diversity of backgrounds and cultures among our student population at the ITT with over forty nationalities represented on campus. The Institute offers a wide range of sports clubs which cater for both competitive and recreational sport welcoming both the beginner and the accomplished athlete. Societies are run by students for the benefit of students. Societies are essential in creating a balance between the academic and social aspect of college life. Students can choose from over 30 clubs to get involved with. Finally, as a student at the Institute you can expect high quality teaching and learning that ensures your study is relevant, up to the minute and challenging.

Career Opportunities

According to the ITIC (Irish Tourism Industry Confederation) 2017 Report on Overseas Visitors Spend in Ireland, employment in tourism in the Border Region is the fourth highest of the seven regions, after Dublin, East/ Midlands and South West, but is the lowest of the seven regions in terms of visitor spend over 2014 -16. This is due to the reliance on the domestic and Northern Ireland tourism market, where average spend is lower.

Fáilte Ireland's strategy, as embodied in the development of the Wild Atlantic Way, is to divert more international, higher spend tourists to the northern half of the route away from congested areas further south. In order to attract and develop higher spend markets, product and service provision will need to be enhanced, including training and staff development.

Timetable Info

This programme will be delivered part-time from September 2018 to June 2019.

Delivery Location

Lifelong Learning Department
Institute of Technology Tralee
North Campus
Tralee
Co Kerry

Delivery Notes

This programme will be delivered part-time from September 2018 to June 2019.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Mary Stritch

Address

Lifelong Learning Department
Institute of Technology Tralee
North Campus
Tralee
Co Kerry

Phone

066 71 91701

Email

mary.stritch@staff.ittralee.ie

Application Procedures

Apply on-line at www.springboardcourses.ie.

All applicants must submit copies of previous qualifications obtained.

Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.

Closing date for this programme is the 31st August 2018 and priority will be given to early applicants.