Certificate in Food and Beverage Operations (Certificate in Food and Beverage Operations)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

School of Tourism, Killybegs

General Information
Contact

Dr. Ciaran O hAnnrachain

Email

ciaranohannrachain@lyit.ie

Phone

0749186600

Address

LYIT, School of Tourism, Killybegs, Co Donegal

Role

Head of Department

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/09/2020

Start Date

23/09/2020

End Date

31/08/2021

About this Course

This proposal is a consortium proposal led by LYIT, in conjunction with Athlone IT and Waterford IT.
The aim of the programme is to provide learners with the professional craft and supervisory skills in bar and restaurant service in order to provide a quality and unique customer experience in the Irish Tourism Industry.
The three main industry sector groupings targeted in this programme design are the hotel industry, as represented by the Irish Hotels Federation with 1000 members employing 60,000, the Pub Trade, as represented by the Vintners Federation of Ireland, with 4000 members employing 40,500, and the Restaurant Industry, as represented by the Restaurants Association of Ireland with 3,500 members, employing 72,000.
The Irish Hotel Federation at their Annual Conference in 2020 stated that the industry is on track to create a further 40,000 tourism jobs by 2021.
In 2017, Failte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, published research which showed where within Ireland overseas visitors spent their money last year. The data makes for interesting reading and acts as very valuable research to the Irish tourism sector. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has looked at the data over a 3 year period and has identified a number of insights, trends and patterns. What is important to note is the growth in tourism numbers and spend in the Border Regions, which ties in with Failte Ireland strategy for increasing regional tourism distribution, particularly to the northern half of the Wild Atlantic Way. Staff training and development will be key to delivering this strategy.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who hold a QQI (FET) award at NVQ Level 5 or equivalent. The Institute’s Policy on Non-standard applicants applies.

Long Description

This proposal is a consortium proposal led by LYIT, in conjunction with Athlone IT and Waterford IT.
The aim of the programme is to provide learners with the professional craft and supervisory skills in bar and restaurant service in order to provide a quality and unique customer experience in the Irish Tourism Industry.
The three main industry sector groupings targeted in this programme design are the hotel industry, as represented by the Irish Hotels Federation with 1000 members employing 60,000, the Pub Trade, as represented by the Vintners Federation of Ireland, with 4000 members employing 40,500, and the Restaurant Industry, as represented by the Restaurants Association of Ireland with 3,500 members, employing 72,000.
The Irish Hotel Federation at their Annual Conference in 2020 stated that the industry is on track to create a further 40,000 tourism jobs by 2021.
In 2017, Failte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, published research which showed where within Ireland overseas visitors spent their money last year. The data makes for interesting reading and acts as very valuable research to the Irish tourism sector. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has looked at the data over a 3 year period and has identified a number of insights, trends and patterns. What is important to note is the growth in tourism numbers and spend in the Border Regions, which ties in with Failte Ireland strategy for increasing regional tourism distribution, particularly to the northern half of the Wild Atlantic Way. Staff training and development will be key to delivering this strategy.

Timetable Info

2 consecutive days per week on Campus, 9:30 – 18:00

Delivery Notes

Predominantly lab classes (Kitchen for Culinary Skills, and Bar and Restaurant for Food and Beverage) with some IT classes and general education theory classes. Predominantly assessed through Continuous Assessment.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Dr Nigel McKelvey

Email

springboard@lyit.ie