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

Waterford Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Level 6 Certificate - 60 Credits

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

General Information
Contact

Springboard Team

Email

springboard@wit.ie

Phone

www.wit.ie/springboard

Address

www.wit.ie/springboard

Important Dates
Application Deadline

11/01/2021

Start Date

25/01/2021

End Date

24/12/2021

About this Course

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 Faiilte 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 should have a Leaving Certificate [ or equivalent major award at Level 5 – see http://www.nfq-qqi.com/index.html )

Applicants who do not currently meet the academic entry requirements may wish to consider using WIT's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism. The Springboard RPL form is available at www.wit.ie/schools/education/springboard_ictskills Please complete the form electronically and submit by email along with all supporting documentation such as education and training certificates etc.

Applicants for whom english is not their first language will, in all cases, be required to submit certification that they meet WIT’s English Language Competency Requirements - please see www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requirements

Where there are more applicants than places on the course, a selection interview will take place.

Long Description

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 Faiilte 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.

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard Team

Email

Springboard@wit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx