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

Athlone Institute of Technology (Hospitality Food & Beverage)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Food and Beverage Operations

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies

General Information
Contact

Dr Tony Johnston

Email

ajohnston@ait.ie

Phone

0906471894

Address

Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies
Athlone Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Athlone
Co Westmeath

Role

Head of Department

Important Dates
Application Deadline

25/09/2020

Start Date

25/09/2020

End Date

31/05/2021

About this Course

Key Features:
• Level 6 Programme (60 ECTS)
• Classroom based delivery supported by our Virtual Learning Environment - Moodle.
• Developed in partnership with the Regional Skills Manager and relevant industry partners.
• Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
• Problem Based Learning (PBL) based approaches will be used to challenge and expand the students knowledge, skills and competence.
• The programme addresses to a significant level all four key areas, which have been deemed by government as being of critical importance at this time: digital skills, transversal skills, management and leadership skills and the workplace of the future.
• Includes a Work Placement.
• You will be taught in our state of the art facilities which includes training kitchens, a production kitchen, training restaurant and polytunnel.

This course is designed for those who wish to work in service roles in the hotel/ restaurant/ contract catering sectors.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a Level 5 (i.e. Leaving Certificate or full Further Education award) to gain admittance for a Level 6 course.
Mature candidates (23+) are also eligible to apply.
Candidates who do not have English as a first language will have to demonstrate competence in ability to complete assignments.
Candidates should have a strong interest in working in the hospitality industry.

Long Description

Why take this course?
This course is designed for those who wish to work in service roles in the hotel/ restaurant/ contract catering sectors.
This course includes a mixture of classroom and practical hospitality classes. These are taught in our state-of-the-art facilities, which include dedicated training kitchens, a stylish restaurant and modern classrooms and IT labs.
The course is free for everyone. You will receive a uniform on registration.

What will I experience?

Core subjects covered including Food Service, Communication, Marketing, Beverage Studies and more.
You will learn fundamental food and beverage skills from our dedicated and highly experience lecturers, taught in our fantastic facilities.
On this course you take a compulsory work placement at the end of your first year.

Why Choose This Course

Completion of the course will open up new opportunities in the food and beverage service sector.
The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure offers all students the opportunity to take part in overseas field trips to explore international hospitality. In the last three years our students have visited China, Dubai, Malaysia, Poland, Italy, France and Spain, among others.
Completion of the course will allow you to progress to year 2 of the Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Leisure Management.

Career Opportunities

Supervisory posts in food and beverage service.

Timetable Info

Mondays and Tuesdays, on site in AIT, 9AM - 6PM

Delivery Location

Athlone Institute of Technology

Delivery Notes

Blended, with majority of classes on site in AIT

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Ms Georgina Hogan

Address

Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies
Athlone Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Athlone
Co Westmeath

Phone

0906471871

Email

ghogan@ait.ie

Application Procedures

This is a FREE programme for those that meet funding eligibility criteria.

AIT operates a two stage application process. You must complete both stages in order for your application to be assessed.

STAGE ONE – ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
You must make your course application here on www.springboardcourses.ie
You must upload a copy of your highest/most relevant qualification, as per the entry requirements above to this application system.

STAGE TWO – FUNDING ELIGIBILITY
When making your application (or as soon as possible after) you complete an eligibility declaration here:

https://tinyurl.com/yawowndq (please copy and paste this link into the address line of your browser)

On receipt of your completed course application and completed declaration an initial assessment will be made and you will receive a request from AIT to upload required documentation to a secure folder. You must complete this request as soon as possible after you receive it. It will expire after 5 days.

This request will ask for a scan/clear photo of the following documents to be uploaded:
Your most recent passport/drivers licence to verify your identity.
A copy of your highest/most relevant qualification, as per the entry requirements for your chosen course.

You must also upload a scan / photo of one of the following documents to demonstrate your funding eligibility.
1) If you are employed: a recent payslip / most recent P60 / letter from your employer confirming this (amounts must be redacted/blacked out from financial documents).
2) If you are unemployed: a DSP payment slip / letter from DSP confirming your payment type/what you are signing for.
3) If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarised affidavit confirming this (a template for this is available here: INSERT AFFADAVIT LINK )
4) If you were previously self-employed: a letter/statement from Revenue stating that you are no longer trading or a similar letter from your (former) accountant.

Applicants that do not complete this declaration cannot be assessed for a place on the programme. Places are limited on all programmes, therefore it is imperative that you complete this when making your application (or as soon as possible afterwards).

Please contact Janine King, AIT if you have any queries in relation to this - email jking@ait.ie

The personal data being collected is required for assessing your eligibility for a place on this programme. If you are successful and accept an offer of a place then the details required for registration will be retained in line with our Student Privacy Policy – www.ait.ie/gdpr. Your redacted payslip/ P60 record will be held securely by AIT for at least 6 years, in line with ESF funding requirements. If you are not successful, or if you withdraw from the programme within six weeks of commencement, your data will be destroyed securely.