• Code:LH
  • Certification 

    QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with  Business (5M5011)

    City & Guilds Award in Professional  Bartending Level 5 equivalence on the  NFQ (7106-11)

    City & Guilds Award in Professional  Bartending (Cocktails with free  pouring) (7106-01)                                City & Guilds Award in International Barista Skills (7102-52)

  • Duration One Year


This full-time course is designed to prepare learners for work in bars, restaurants
and hotels. The course creates a learning environment, in which the emphasis is
on the practical application of the skills necessary, to work in the dynamic and
ever- changing sectors of food and beverage. Learners will learn barista skills, bar
skills and restaurant service skills in a practical real-life bar and restaurant setting.
Students may have the opportunity to apply for an Erasmus+ placement.

Programme of Study

• Mixology
• Cocktail Making
• Bartending
• Customer Service
• Restaurant Skills
• Barista Operations
• Event Production
• Work Experience
• Word Processing
• Tourism Information & Administration
• Tourism Principles and Practice
• Marketing Practice​

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

• Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
• Leaving Certificate Applied Award
• Full QQI Level 4 Certificate Award
• Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following a successful interview.

Career Opportunities

  • Career Opportunities
    • Bars
    • Hotels
    • Restaurants
    • Catering departments
    • Cruise ships
    • Airlines
Higher Education Progression*

Graduates are eligible to apply through
the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links
Scheme for entry to year one of a range of
higher certificate and degree programmes
at Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Examples of potential courses include:
• Athlone Institute of Technology
Bar Supervision (AL661)
Hotel & leisure Management (AL761)
• Cork Institute of Technology (CIT):
Hospitality Management (CR042)

Course Co-Ordinator

Erinne Tyrrell

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