Certificate in Food and Beverage Operations [Consortium]

Institute of Technology, Tralee (TBC (Intake 2))
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor Award

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime, 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

04/01/2019

Start Date

21/01/2019

End Date

20/12/2019

About this Course

The aim of the programme is to provide learners with the professional craft and supervisory skills and knowledge in bar and restaurant service in order to provide a quality and unique customer experience within the Irish tourism/hospitality industry. On completion of the programme the learner will be able to demonstrate with competence and creativity, practical skills in the following areas: food and beverage service, mixology, customer communications, food and beverage cost control and event management. This one-year part-time programme combines college-based education which is reinforced with work-based learning in industry.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold an FET/QQI award at NFQ level 5 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 Studies;
ICT and Descriptive Statistics;
Food and Beverage Cost Control;
Learning and Research for Higher Education;
Specialised Restaurant Theory;
Beverage Studies;
Event Management;
Communications and Professional Development;
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 January 2019 to December 2019.

Delivery Location

Institute of Technology Tralee
North Campus
Tralee
Co Kerry

Delivery Notes

This programme will be delivered part-time from January 2019 to December 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 online 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 4th January 2018 and priority will be given to early applicants.

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