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  • » Higher Certificate in Arts in Hotel Administration

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate in Arts in Hotel Administration
    CAO Code  LY306
    LYIT internal code  LY_THOTL_C
    Duration  2 Years
    Standard Code Places:  32
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This full-time, two year programme is a professional training programme for hotel administrators.  It prepares participants for particular professional careers in hotel reception and front office, reservations and revenue management, conference and banqueting and sales and marketing.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Entry requirements are Leaving Certificate, 5OD3 including English/Irish, or FETAC Level 5 in any discipline
    Will I have to pay course fees?
    As Fáilte Ireland is committed to strengthening its recognised role as a major driving force behind the training, education and placement of culinary arts and hospitality students, Fáilte Ireland will fund both the tuition and student contribution fees of this programme
    I am a mature person, can I apply?
    Applicants who will be 23 years of age or older by the 1st January in the year of entry and who have appropriate work experience in the hospitality or related industry, may be exempted from the academic requirements outlined above and admitted to the programme following an interview, provided they have applied, via the CAO, before February 1st.
    How long will I have to study?
    This is a two year full time semesterised programme. There are 4 semesters in total. Semesters 1 and 2 consists of 4 mandatory modules, semester 3 and 4 consists of 3 mandatory modules and 1 elective module.
    Learners will have the opportunity to complete a 320 hour mentored professional internship in registered establishments at the end of year 1.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1   Front Office Operations Mandatory  10  7
     Accommodation and Facilities Mandatory  10  7
     Learning to Learn Mandatory  5  4
     Desktop Publishing and Business Maths Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Destination Studies Mandatory  10  7
     Travel Trade Operations Mandatory  10  7
     Communications Mandatory  5  4
     Information Technology and Descriptive Statistics Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Conference and Banqueting Operations Mandatory  10  6
     Principles of Marketing Mandatory  10  6
     Tourism Management Accounting Mandatory  5  3
     French Language and Culture 1 Elective  5  3
     Spanish Language and Culture 1 Elective  5  3
     2/4  Events Planning & Promotion Mandatory  5  3
     Tourism Resort Concepts Mandatory  10  6
     Management and Organisational Behaviour Mandatory  5  3
     Business Law and Ethics Mandatory  5  3
     French Language and Culture 2 Elective  5  3
     Spanish Language and Culture 2 Elective  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    This programme provides the basis for a progressive career both for learners seeking entry into the Irish and International hospitality industry with a specialisation in Front Office Management.
    Are there follow-up programmes available?
    This programme provides learners with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for effective and professional front office management. It also provides graduates with the opportunity to progress to a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management OR a Bachelor of Arts in Destination Tourism with Marketing at LYIT or other related degree programmes.
    What career opportunities will this course provide?
    The programme prepares you for a progressive career as a multi-skilled professional in the dynamic hotel sector. The structure of the programme reflects the modern, focussed nature and operating environment of the hotel sector and the role of the front office manager in meeting the needs of a diverse client group within this context. On completion of the two year programme learners can expect to work in a position of responsibility (shift leader/supervisor) in larger hotels.
    When does the course commence?
    This course begins in September each year. How do I apply?
    How to Apply
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    Information may be subject to change by agencies other than LYIT.
    LYIT reserves the right to change information provided at any time

  • » Higher Certificate in Arts in Bar and Restaurant Supervision

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate in Arts in Bar and Restaurant Supervision
    CAO Code  LY336
    LYIT internal code  LY_TABRS_C
    Duration  2
    Standard Code Places:  32
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type Major
    Awarding Body LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Funded by Failte Ireland  Yes
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This full-time, two-year programme is the fundamental training programme for aspiring professional bar operators.  It prepares participants for entry to the profession in a variety of pubs, cocktail or wine bars, clubs, gastro-pubs, and ensures training in Hygiene and HACCP.
    Throughout the course you will learn practical skills in the areas of bar & beverage service, casual dining, culinary skills, mixology and customer communications. The course also covers the application of business principles to bar and beverage service operations in the areas of marketing, merchandising and sales and cost control
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Certificate requirements
      • MIN. FIVE O6/H7
      • ENGLISH OR IRISH O6/H7
      Or
    • Have obtained a full QQI Level 5 award in any discipline
      Or
    • For entry purposes RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
      Or
    • Any applicant applying based on non EU awards/qualifications must apply directly to the International Office at LYIT.  In order to be considered for entry international applicants must present:
      • A qualification that is recognised as being equivalent to a Level 5 Irish qualification.
      • An IELTS qualification of 5.5 minimum.
      Or
    • Northern Ireland/UK Applicants click NI/UK
      Or
    • Mature Applicants
      Mature applicants may apply for this programme through the CAO www.cao.ie before 1st February in the proposed year of entry. Such mature applicants, for entry into year one of the programme, must be 23 years of age (or older) by the 1st of January in the proposed year of entry. Mature applicants do not need to hold a Leaving Certificate qualification, however, they may be called for interview.
      Or
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    Will I have to pay course fees?
    As Fáilte Ireland is committed to strengthening its recognised role as a major driving force behind the training, education and placement of culinary arts and hospitality students, Fáilte Ireland will fund both the tuition and student contribution fees of this programme Applicants who are accepted onto this course will be expected to provide appropriate uniform and small knife set, books etc. Exact requirements will be advised to the successful applicants.
    How long will I have to study?
    This is a two year full time programme.  Students attend classes which are a combination of theory and practice, developing both professional skills and an understanding of the business environment.  Work based learning is also an integral component of this programme and students may undertake this in Ireland or abroad.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Hospitality Food and Beverage Operations Mandatory  10  8
     Accommodation and Facilities Mandatory  10  8
     Learning and Research for Higher Education Mandatory  5  4
     Information Technology and Business Maths Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Culinary Skills Mandatory  10  8
     Event Management  Mandatory  5  4
     Tourism Studies Mandatory  5  3
     Communications and Professional Development* Mandatory  5  3
     ICT  and Descriptive Statistics Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Specialised Restaurant Service Mandatory  10  8
     Beverage Management and Mixology Mandatory  10  8
     Food and Beverage Cost Control Mandatory  5  3
     French Language and Culture 1 Elective  5  3
     Spanish Language and Culture 1 Elective  5  3
     Gastronomy Elective  5  3
     2/4  Tourism Resort Concepts  Mandatory  10  6
     Accounting Practice Mandatory  5  3
     Sales and Marketing Mandatory  5  3
     Management and Organisational Behaviour** Mandatory  5  3
     French Language and Culture 2 Elective  5  3
     Spanish Language and Culture 2 Elective  5  3
     Social Media Applications Elective  5  3
    *Includes 12-week summer work placement.
    **Includes 12-week summer work placement.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Graduates of this programme may be able to progress to year 3 of the Bachelor of Arts inHospitality and Tourism (Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management) at LYIT or other related degree programmes.
    What career opportunities will this course provide?
    The course will qualify you to find employment as a bartender in hotels, restaurants, cocktail bars, cruise ships and private clubs – wherever wine, beer and other beverages are served. Good bartenders offer the hospitality of hosts and the technical knowledge of connoisseurs – many become beverage specialists or bar managers.
    When does this course commence?
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
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    Information may be subject to change by agencies other than LYIT.
    LYIT reserves the right to change information provided at any time

  • » Bachelor of Arts Hospitality and Tourism (Common Entry)

    Incorporating Degree Award Options:
    Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism (Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management)
    Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism (Front Office Management)
    Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism (Destination Marketing)

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts Hospitality and Tourism (Common Entry)
    CAO Code  LY327
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years
    Standard Code Places:  26
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is the Programme for Me?  
    This programme specialises in developing skills and competencies for supervisors and managers of medium to large hotels and tourism operations.
    This new course will give you the opportunity to experience a broad education in hospitality and tourism studies. At the end of year 1, subject to the availability of places, you can decide which one of the three areas of specialisation to choose from in years 2 to 3: Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management, Front Office Management or Destination Marketing.
    5 Reasons to choose this course
    • National and International work experience/internship.
    • Regular opportunities to engage with particular hospitality case studies and scenarios.
    • Access to up to date computer laboratories including hotel specific software.
    • Varied career options and progression on completion of this programme.
    • A hands-on approach to learning by industry experienced lecturing staff.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Certificate requirements
      • MIN. FIVE O6/H7
      • ENGLISH OR IRISH O6/H7
      Or
    • Have obtained a full QQI Level 5 award in any discipline
      Or
    • For entry purposes RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
      Or
    • Any applicant applying based on non EU awards/qualifications must apply directly to the International Office at LYIT.  In order to be considered for entry international applicants must present:
      • A qualification that is recognised as being equivalent to a Level 5 Irish qualification.
      • An IELTS qualification of 5.5 minimum.
      Or
    • Northern Ireland/UK Applicants click NI/UK
      Or
    • Mature Applicants
      Mature applicants may apply for this programme through the CAO www.cao.ie before 1st February in the proposed year of entry. Such mature applicants, for entry into year one of the programme, must be 23 years of age (or older) by the 1st of January in the proposed year of entry. Mature applicants do not need to hold a Leaving Certificate qualification, however, they may be called for interview.
      Or
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Hospitality Food and Beverage Operations Mandatory  10  8
     Accommodation and Facilities Mandatory  10  8
     Learning and Research for Higher Education Mandatory  5  4
     Information Technology and Business Maths Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Tourism Destination Studies Mandatory  10  6
     Communications and Professional Development* Mandatory  5  3
     Information Technology and Descriptive Statistics Mandatory  5  4
     Culinary Skills Mandatory  10  8
    Year 2 & 3 Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management, Front Office Management and Destination Marketing
    *Includes 12-week summer work placement.
    Progression
    Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be awarded a degree in one of the above areas. Each graduate will have an opportunity to progress to an existing add-on level 8 programme as follows:
    BA in Hospitality and Tourism (Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management) BA (Hons) Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management
    BA in Hospitality and Tourism (Front Office Management) BA (Hons) Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management
    BA in Hospitality and Tourism (Destination Marketing) BA (Hons) Destination Tourism with Marketing
    The programme has been designed to include an exit award at the end of year 2 – Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality and Tourism.
    Career Opportunities
    See specialist streams for details.
    This course begins in September each year.  How to Apply
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  • » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management
    CAO Code  Add-on programme, not available through CAO
    LYIT internal code  LY_THRRM_B
    Duration  1 year Add-on
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This 1 year add-on programme extends the education and training of the professional operations managers, focusing on the development of knowledge and competence in Hospitality Business Management and Applied Research and Development, while offering participants an opportunity to develop specialised expertise in Human Resource Management OR Marketing.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Access to the programme is on successful completion of the BA in Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management or equivalent.
    How long is this course?
    1 year add-on
    What will I have to study?
    Learners have to undertake 2 mandatory modules and 1 elective module in each semester
    YearProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Hospitality Financial Management  Mandatory  10  5
     Strategic Entrepreneurship and Resort Innovation Mandatory  10  5
     Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Decisions Elective  10  5
     Managing People in Tourism Elective  10  5
     4/8  Digital Media Management and Data Analytics Mandatory  10  5
     Applied Research Project Mandatory  10  5
     Strategic Marketing Management Elective  10  5
    Strategic Human Resource Management Elective  10  5
    Learning Outcomes?
    Having completed this programme, the graduate will be able to:
    • Demonstrate and critically evaluate specialised skills, knowledge and competencies, as appropriate for the holder of an honours degree in hotel, restaurant and resort management.
    • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge, practical skills, personal attributes and competencies that will be required for management positions in a variety of hospitality enterprises.
    • Undertake research within the field of hospitality, including the ability to complete an extended research study.
    • Evaluate financial, legal, managerial and technical principles that relate to the hospitality industry.
    • Be able to function effectively at departmental and assistant manager level, working on own initiative and as part of the management team.
    • Illustrate entrepreneurial flair, and have confidence to explore new business opportunities.
    • Contribute to the strategic management of any hospitality organisation through the application of marketing skills or people management skills.
    Career Opportunities
    Students graduating from this programme will have developed the knowledge, skill and competence to work in a management capacity using a range of specialised skills in different hotel, restaurant and resort businesses.
    How do I apply?
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    or
    Information may be subject to change by agencies other than LYIT.
    LYIT reserves the right to change information provided at any time

  • » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Destination Tourism with Marketing

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Destination Tourism with Marketing
    CAO Code  LY308
    LYIT internal code  LY_TMARK_B
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  32
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Funded by Failte Ireland   No (Students apply for grants via SUSI)
    CAO Points  
    Is this Course for You?  
    This full-time, four year programme is an advanced education programme for aspiring tourism professionals who wish to work in product, management and marketing innovation in national/international tourism destinations.  It combines the technical skills of tour guiding with the business development skills of a marketing professional.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Entry requirements are Leaving Certificate, 2 HC3 and 4 OD3 including English / Irish and Maths, or FETAC Level 5 in any discipline (restricted).
    What will I study?
    Learners are required to undertake 4 mandatory modules in each semester during year 1.  In year 2, learners are required to undertake 4 mandatory modules in the first semester and 3 mandatory modules and 1 elective module in the second semester.  In year 3, the first semester consists of 4 mandatory modules and in the second semester a period of study or work is undertaken, preferably in an international setting.  In year 4, 3 mandatory modules are undertaken in each semester.  Single subject certificates will be awarded for successful completion of individual modules.
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Tourism Geography Mandatory  10  6
     Irish History, Culture & Heritage Mandatory  10  6
     Learning to Learn Mandatory  5  4
     Desktop Publishing & Business Maths Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Destination Studies Mandatory  10  7
     Travel Trade Operations Mandatory  10  7
     Communications Mandatory  5  4
     Information Technology & Descriptive Statistics Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Local & Regional Guiding Mandatory  10  6
     Principles of Marketing Mandatory  10  6
     Tourism Management Accounting Mandatory  5  3
     French Language & Culture 1  Elective  5  3
     Spanish Language & Culture 1  Elective  5  3
     Gaeilge Language & Culture 1  Elective  5  3
     2/4  Event Planning & Promotions Mandatory  5  3
     Tourism Resort Concepts Mandatory  10  6
     Management & Organisational Behaviour Mandatory  5  3
     Business Law & Ethics Mandatory  5  3
     French Language & Culture 2 Elective  5  3
     Spanish Language & Culture 2  Elective  5  3
     Gaeilge Language & Culture 2 Elective  5  3
     3/5  Destination Development Mandatory  10  5
     Business Environment Mandatory  5  3
     Applied Economics Mandatory  5  3
     Accounting Practice Mandatory  5  3
     Rural Tourism Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Semester Abroad (Erasmus, US) Elective  30  
     Internship Elective  30  
     4/7  Tourism E-Business and Digital Media Mandatory  10  5
     Marketing Decisions and Consumer Behaviour Mandatory  10  5
     Strategic Entrepreneurship and Tourism Innovation Mandatory  10  5
     4/8  European and International Tourism Policy Mandatory  10  5
     Strategic Marketing Management Mandatory  10  5
     Applied Research Project Mandatory  10  5
    Learning Outcomes 
    • Having completed this programme, the graduate will be able to:
    • Contribute to the strategic planning and sustainable development of tourism businesses or services in the context of its location, resources and markets.
    • Collaborate in the effective marketing of a diverse range of destination based tourism businesses as part of a professional team.
    • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge, within a tourism context, of the geography, history, culture and heritage of Ireland.
    • Evaluate national and international tourism policies and assess their implications for tourism planning, management and marketing of tourism destinations at regional and national levels.
    • Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the tourism product, tourism destinations and the requirements of organising and delivering professional tours.
    • Demonstrate the capacity for independent research and analysis of emerging developments, trends and issues pertinent to the future management and marketing of tourism destinations.
    Career Opportunities
    Industry stakeholders, including destination managers, have stated their support for this programme and confirmed the demand from industry for graduates of this specific programme. As this programme will focus on destination tourism with marketing, it will address industry needs to develop graduates with knowledge in the areas of history, culture and language, tourism operations, marketing (including e-marketing) and general business.  In addition, the programme will incorporate a series of modules on tour guiding which on successful completion will lead to a nationally recognised qualification in tour guiding.
    This course begins in September each year. 
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  • » Diploma in Restaurant Operations Management

    Programme Title  Diploma in Restaurant Operations Management
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  LY_TREST_D
    Duration  9 Months (3 days a week in College – 2 days a week industry)
    Standard Code Places:  16
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Diploma (Special Purpose)
    Awarding Body  LYIT under delegated authority from QQI
    Funded by Failte Ireland  Yes
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This innovative new programme integrates theory with practice. It has been developed to provide a relevant professional qualification for those who wish to embark on a career in Restaurant Operations Management.
    The programme will provide the participant with the benefits of personal attention, instant feedback, hands on experience and the opportunity to complement college based learning with a structured practical internship and trained mentor in Industry.
    The course will provide a stepping stone to a range of career opportunities within the restaurant industry.
    Check out the exciting aspects of Irish tourism” click here.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    HC in Arts / Business (QQI Level 6), or an Advanced Certificate (QQI FET Level 6) plus two years relevant experience, or three years industry experience.
    How long is this course?
    One Year, College Based (26 weeks): 2 - 3 days in College and 2 - 3 days with employer of choice
    Will I have to pay course fees?
    As Fáilte Ireland is committed to strengthening its recognised role as a major driving force behind the training, education and placement of culinary arts and hospitality students, Fáilte Ireland will fund both the tuition and student contribution fees of this programme
    What will I have to study?
    YearProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1   Food and Beverage Management  Mandatory  10  6
     Business Law and Ethics Mandatory  5  3
     Restaurant Marketing Mandatory  5  3
     Business Environment Elective  5  3
     Economics Elective  5  3
     1/2  Staff Training and Development  Mandatory  10  6
     Budgets, Pricing and Cost Control Mandatory  5  3
     Advanced Beverage Studies (Block Apr – May) Mandatory  10  6
     Hospitality MIS (Block Apr – May) Elective  5  3
     Internship Elective  15  
    Some of the Benefits You can Expect
    As an Employer
    • Access to qualified restaurant supervisors/assistant managers
    • An improvement in business performance due to highly skilled staff
    • An enhanced image for you as an employer of choice
    • Increased levels of return through greater staff commitment to the business
    • Access to state-of-the-art training facilities
    • Standard operating procedure manual for participating industry operators
    As a Programme Participant
    • Gain an internationally recognised qualification in 9 months
    • Avail of valuable college education and intensive industry experience in a structured manner
    • Be part of a revolution in the Irish Restaurant industry by participating in this unique restaurant operations management programme
    • Gain access to state-of-the-art training facilities
    • As a participant, you will develop a broad base of knowledge, a confidence in your skills, and the fluency to move successfully into a career that’s right for you.
    Who should apply?

    The course is aimed at both existing practitioners and career changers. Applicants must possess a mature outlook, a passion for the business of restaurants and the drive and capability to pursue a career in the Restaurant industry at management level.

    Participants graduating from this programme will have developed a range of competencies enabling them to excel as a restaurant supervisor/assistant manager and will be equipped with specialised skills in different restaurant operations.
    How do I apply?
    Application should be made directly to the School of Tourism. Your application should include a Student Application Form and a Registration of Establishment Form. Applicants who are unable to meet the employment requirements for the duration of the programme will not be considered.
    Completed Applications should be returned to:
    Admissions, School of Tourism (LyIT), Shore Road, Killybegs, Co Donegal
    Tel No (074) 9186600 Fax No (074) 9186601
    Restaurant Operations Management Registration of Establishment Form.pdf
    Restaurant Operations Management Student Application Form.pdf
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    or
    Information may be subject to change by agencies other than LYIT.
    LYIT reserves the right to change information provided at any time

  • » Certificate in Local and Regional Guiding


    Programme Title  Certificate in Local and Regional Guiding
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  LY_TMGUD_C
    Duration  One day per week from September to May, 30 Weeks
    Standard Places  16
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Certificate (Special Purpose)
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    If you are interested in working in the tourism activity sector providing a range of professional guiding services for visitors, the Marine and Countryside Guiding programme is designed for you. This programme will provide you with the professional, social, technical and administrative skills necessary to offer a quality service to domestic and overseas visitors.
    Successful participants will be eligible to register on the national database of Tour Guides with Fáilte Ireland.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirement
    • Leaving Certificate requirements
      • MIN. FIVE O6/H7
      • ENGLISH OR IRISH O6/H7
      Or
    • Have obtained a full QQI Level 5 award in any discipline
      Or
    • For entry purposes RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
      Or
    • Any applicant applying based on non EU awards/qualifications must apply directly to the International Office at LYIT.  In order to be considered for entry international applicants must present:
      • A qualification that is recognised as being equivalent to a Level 5 Irish qualification.
      • An IELTS qualification of 5.5 minimum.
      Or
    • Northern Ireland/UK Applicants click NI/UK
      Or
    • Mature Applicants
      Mature applicants may apply for this programme through the CAO www.cao.ie before 1st February in the proposed year of entry. Such mature applicants, for entry into year one of the programme, must be 23 years of age (or older) by the 1st of January in the proposed year of entry. Mature applicants do not need to hold a Leaving Certificate qualification, however, they may be called for interview.
      Or
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    How much does this course cost?
    The cost to participants for undertaking this course is €700.
    Alternatively, local community groups can apply for LEADER funding and the course can be offered in conjunction with that group where applications for funding have been successful.
    What will I have to study?
    YearProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1  Irish History, Culture and Heritage Mandatory  10  6
     Local and Regional Guiding Mandatory  10  6
    Benefits of this programme
    At the end of the Marine & Countryside Guiding Programme you will:
    • Operate as a professional marine & countryside guide;
    • Understand the tourism activity sector at regional, national and international level
    • Be aware of changing market profiles nationally and internationally
    • Have received training in a wide variety of skills required to service the requirements of special interest groups
    • Have the ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs
    • Be aware of the safety, survival and technical skills associated with specialist guiding services
    • Be aware of the legislation governing all aspects of the service
    • Have a greater understanding of the natural environment and be able to interpret the local landscape
    Are there follow-up programmes available?
    On successful completion of this programme, learners will be able to apply for exemptions from both modules on the BA (Hons) in Destination Tourism with Marketing.
    What career opportunities will this course provide?
    On completion of the programme, learners can expect to work in a position of responsibility in a range of different tourism-related businesses.  Graduates with suitable post qualification experience may reasonably expect to work as:
    • Local and Regional Tour Guides/Tourist Information Officers
    • Guides in Visitor Attractions and Heritage Centres
    When does the course commence?
    The Course commences in mid-September.
    How do I apply?
    Application should be made directly to the School of Tourism.
    Completed Applications should be returned to:
    Admissions, School of Tourism (LyIT), Shore Road, Killybegs, Co Donegal
    Tel No (074) 9186600 Fax No (074) 9186601
    Local and Regional Guiding Application Form
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    Information may be subject to change by agencies other than LYIT.
    LYIT reserves the right to change information provided at any time

  • » Certificate in Hotel Front Office & Accommodation Operations

    Programme Title  Certificate in Hotel Front Office & Accommodation Operations
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  LY_THFAO_C
    Duration  1 year 
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Minor Award
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme aims to equip learners with the necessary entry level skills to become competent in front office operations and accommodation skills within the hospitality sector.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Certificate requirements
      • Minimum Five O6/H7
      • Maths /O6/H7 
      • English or Irish O6/H7
      Or
    • Have obtained a full QQI FET Level 5 award in any discipline
      OR
    • For entry purposes RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
    How much does this course cost?
    €1500
    What will I have to study?
    YearProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Front Office Studies Mandatory  5  9
     Accommodation Studies Mandatory  10  9
     IT and Business Maths Mandatory  5  9
     1/2  Management and Organisational Behaviour Mandatory  5  9
     Sales and Marketing Mandatory  5  9
     Conference and Convention Studies Mandatory  10  18
       Work Placement (500 hours) Mandatory  20  4
    Benefits of this programme
    On successful completion of this programme learners will have the ability to:
    KNOWLEDGE
    • Identify the role of and duties of front office and accommodation personnel.
    • Evaluate the key business functions and procedures associated with effectiveness and profitability in the context of revenue management and basic forecasting.
    • Evaluate the operational aspect of the accommodation and ancillary services in the rooms division department.
    • Plan and coordinate the organization of the conferences, meeting, and exhibitions and auxiliary services of the corporate hospitality sector that support the MICE industry and business tourism.
    SKILLS
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of information communications technology and e-commerce as applied in the tourism sector.
    • Operate a property management system and hybrid systems associated with the PMS. 
    • Utilise sales skills appropriate for Rooms Division personnel.
    COMPETENCE
    • Apply the legislation relating to room division operations and the importance of personal presentation, hygiene and health and safety procedures.
    • Operate effectively within a diverse environment.
    • Identify and effectively apply the principles and practice of professional customer service, anticipating, meeting and exceeding customer expectations in a hotel context.
    What career opportunities will this course provide?
    Graduates with suitable post qualification experience may reasonably expect to work in:
    • Hotel Reception
    • Accommodation Services
    • Conference and Banqueting
    Are there follow-up programmes available?
    On successful completion of this programme, learners will be able to apply for Direct Entry to Year 2 of the HC in Arts in Hotel Administration.
    When does the course commence?
    The course begins in September each year.
    How do I apply?
    Application should be made directly to the School of Tourism. Your application should include a Student Application Form and a Registration of Establishment Form. Applicants who are unable to meet the employment requirements for the duration of the programme will not be considered.
    Completed Applications should be returned to:
    Admissions, School of Tourism (LyIT), Shore Road, Killybegs, Co Donegal
    Tel No (074) 9186600 Fax No (074) 9186601
    Industry Based Programmes - Application Form
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
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    Information may be subject to change by agencies other than LYIT.
    LYIT reserves the right to change information provided at any time

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