Department of Hotel Culinary & Tourism

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Certificate in Food and Beverage Operations

NFQ Level:  6
Credits: 65
Award Type: Minor Award
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Closing Date: 11th September 2019
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Course Description

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 a FET/QQI award at NFQ level 5 or NFQ level 6 or equivalent. The Institute’s policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) also applies. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.


This programme will be delivered part-time from September 2019 to May 2020


Fees do not apply to applicants who meet the criteria under the Springboard+ Initiative. Fee paying applicants €6,200

Progression Opportunities

Having successfully completed this programme, candidates can apply for progression to the first year of the Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts or Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts with relevant exemptions.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Lifelong Learning Department

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