Diploma in Restaurant Management (Diploma in Restaurant Management)

South East Technological University (WD_OREST_SP)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award - Diploma in Restaurant Management

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Humanities

General Information
Contact

Lorraine Quirke

Email

Lorraine.Quirke@setu.ie

Phone

051 834137

Address

LORRAINE QUIRKE
SPRINGBOARD ADMINISTRATOR
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING
SOUTH EAST TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
WATERFORD
X91 KOEK

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/08/2022

Start Date

12/09/2022

End Date

25/08/2023

About this Course

The Diploma in Restaurant Management is designed with our industry partners (IHF, Restaurant Association and Failte Ireland) to provide a professional career route for two specific groups of individuals, staff building a career in the restaurant sector or career changers. The programme also seeks to attract existing staff working in the sector who wish to gain a qualification and begin a management career.

The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to achieve a Level 7 Major Award in a single year (2 days per week). The SERSF Hospitality Skills Report 2021 specifically calls for this type of course " to actively target specific cohorts who may be interested in employment in the sector including returners to the workforce, mature persons seeking new opportunities and persons seeking a career change and persons seeking consistent quality work..".

The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the knowledge, practical skills and competence necessary for a career in a modern ever changing restaurant environment. This will be achieved by developing modern food and beverage skills in various different styles of food service. Combined with practical skills students will also upskill in human resource mgmt; costing and productivity in financially challenging environment; Leading and motivating colleagues; digital marketing techniques; Excel in customer service; and interpersonal skills through taking initiative and applying flexibility and creativity in problem solving. The combination of these skills will make the graduates attractive employees in a difficult marketplace.

This programme is also attractive to employers as they can offer the course to attract and retain quality staff in the sector. This is underpinned by Tim Fenn CEO Irish Hotels Federation express our support for Waterford Institute of Technologys (WIT) proposal to run a part-time Level 7 Diploma in Restaurant Management. The course offers a learning opportunity to employees and will provide the necessary skills which are increasingly vital to our sector. In addition, the flexible delivery of the course will allow learners to remain in employment while studying part-time.

Students are afforded the opportunity to complement college-based-learning and skills with a structured placement under the guidance of an industry mentor. This placement can be with their existing employer in a new role or with a new employer in a management role. The placement element is essential as it allows students combine experience, skills and competencies developed on the diploma to make their first step forward in their restaurant management career following completion of course.

This programme is aimed at addressing the regional and national hospitality labour and skills shortage highlighted in Recruitment Challenges Report Failte Ireland (2022). Our local partners are supportive of the course itself and the mode in which it is delivered as it allows employees the opportunity to study as well as continuing to work .These cohorts have been identified by our industry partners and previous course graduates working in the hospitality industry.

Modules

Semester One
Beverage Management
Digital Marketing for Hospitality
Fundamentals of Restaurant 1
Human Resource Management for Food and Beverage Enterprises
Management for Food and Beverage Enterprises

Sem 2
Costing and Budgeting for Culinary Arts
Food, Energy and Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry
Fundamentals of Restaurant 2
Leadership for food and beverage Enterprises
Oenology

Sem 3
Restaurant Fundamentals 3



Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a leaving cert or equivalent. All applicants will be interviewed. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for the restaurant sector, excellent communication skills and the potential to be a team leader. Applicants who do not currently meet the academic entry requirements may wish to further their application using Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism.

Long Description

The Diploma in Restaurant Management is designed with our industry partners (IHF, Restaurant Association and Failte Ireland) to provide a professional career route for two specific groups of individuals, staff building a career in the restaurant sector or career changers. The programme also seeks to attract existing staff working in the sector who wish to gain a qualification and begin a management career.

The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to achieve a Level 7 Major Award in a single year (2 days per week). The SERSF Hospitality Skills Report 2021 specifically calls for this type of course " to actively target specific cohorts who may be interested in employment in the sector including returners to the workforce, mature persons seeking new opportunities and persons seeking a career change and persons seeking consistent quality work..".

The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the knowledge, practical skills and competence necessary for a career in a modern ever changing restaurant environment. This will be achieved by developing modern food and beverage skills in various different styles of food service. Combined with practical skills students will also upskill in human resource mgmt; costing and productivity in financially challenging environment; Leading and motivating colleagues; digital marketing techniques; Excel in customer service; and interpersonal skills through taking initiative and applying flexibility and creativity in problem solving. The combination of these skills will make the graduates attractive employees in a difficult marketplace.

This programme is also attractive to employers as they can offer the course to attract and retain quality staff in the sector. This is underpinned by Tim Fenn CEO Irish Hotels Federation express our support for Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) proposal to run a part-time Level 7 Diploma in Restaurant Management. The course offers a learning opportunity to employees and will provide the necessary skills which are increasingly vital to our sector. In addition, the flexible delivery of the course will allow learners to remain in employment while studying part-time.

Students are afforded the opportunity to complement college-based-learning and skills with a structured placement under the guidance of an industry mentor. This placement can be with their existing employer in a new role or with a new employer in a management role. The placement element is essential as it allows students combine experience, skills and competencies developed on the diploma to make their first step forward in their restaurant management career following completion of course.

This programme is aimed at addressing the regional and national hospitality labour and skills shortage highlighted in Recruitment Challenges Report Failte Ireland (2022). Our local partners are supportive of the course itself and the mode in which it is delivered as it allows employees the opportunity to study as well as continuing to work.These cohorts have been identified by our industry partners and previous course graduates working in the hospitality industry.

Career Opportunities

This programme is aimed at addressing the regional and national hospitality labour and skills shortage highlighted in Recruitment Challenges Report Fáilte Ireland (2022). Our local partners are supportive of the course itself and the mode in which it is delivered as it allows employees the opportunity to study as well as continuing to work. These cohorts have been identified by our industry partners and previous course graduates working in the hospitality industry. Participants will interact with employers and recruitment agencies through industry seminars and a large ‘careers day’ held in the Department of Tourism & Hospitality in each IOT. The Placement element of the programme will allow participants to further develop and apply their employability skills through real-life experience and learning in the workplace. The placement module carries 10 credits and is crucial as it is the first step on a career path upon completion of the programme.

Timetable Info

The course will run over two days (Mon, Tues) online on Monday and in SETU on Tuesday over both semesters.

Students are afforded the opportunity to complement college-based-learning and skills with a structured placement under the guidance of an industry mentor. This placement can be with their existing employer in a new role or with a new employer in a management role. The placement element is essential as it allows students combine experience, skills and competencies developed on the diploma to make their first step forward in their restaurant management career following completion of course.

Delivery Location

TOURISM & LEISURE BUILDING
SOUTH EAST TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
CORK ROAD
WATERFORD
X91 KOEK

Delivery Notes

The course is delivered largely on site on the SETU Waterford campus over 2 full days per week. Students are afforded the opportunity to complement college-based-learning and skills with a structured placement under the guidance of an industry mentor. This placement can be with their existing employer in a new role or with a new employer in a management role. The placement element is essential as it allows students combine experience, skills and competencies developed on the diploma to make their first step forward in their restaurant management career following completion of course.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lorraine Quirke

Address

SPRINGBOARD ADMINISTRATOR
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING
SOUTH EAST TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
WATERFORD
X91 KOEK

Phone

051 834137

Email

Lorraine.Quirke@setu.ie

Application Procedures

Application Procedures:
Apply via www.springboardcourses.ie . It is important that you support your application with the following required electronic/scanned copies of supporting documents:
1. An up-to-date CV.
2. Scanned copies of all of your official educational qualification, parchments or a transcript of the results showing the results you achieved in each module.
3. Those in receipt of a qualifying Department of Social Protection payment will be required to provide evidence of this payment (Pay slip or letter).

• Returners: will be required to provide a letter / statement signed by a Commissioner of Oaths confirming their status as a homemaker.

• Employed candidates: are required to provide proof or employment. This can include a recent copy of the following: a pay slip, letter or statement from revenue demonstrating your current employment.

• Self - Employed: a recent letter from your solicitor or accountant confirming your self - employment status.

4. Proof of Identification, a copy of your passport or driving license.
5. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WITs English Language Requirements please see: www.wit.ie/englishrequirements

* To take a course through Springboard+ you will need to:
1. be living fulltime in the Republic of Ireland
2. have your own, valid PPS Number
3. meet the nationality/visa requirement
• You are an EU/EEA/UK/Swiss national or:
• You have permission to remain in Ireland as a family member of an EU citizen or;
• You have Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM on your GNIB residence card or;
• You have official refugee status in Ireland / are here on the basis of refugee family reunification or;
• You have been granted Humanitarian Leave to Remain in the State (prior to the Immigration Act 1999) or;
• You have permission to remain following the Minister’s decision not to make a deportation order.

4. have lived in either the EU, the EEA, the UK or Switzerland for at least 3 out of the last 5 years
• If you are a Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM holder, residency is calculated from the date you received your stamp. Any time before this cannot be counted
• If you have refugee status in Ireland, residency is counted from the date you applied for International Protection

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