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    Programme Title Higher Certificate in Business - Hospitality Studies
    CAO Code LY326
    LYIT internal code LY_TAHSP_C
    Duration 2
    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 is an exciting and multi skilled programme which affords learners the opportunity to study various aspects of hotel operations and gain key skills and knowledge essential for employment in the tourism and hospitality industry. Students will study a variety of subjects and this exciting programme can lead to positions in hotels, restaurants, bars and tourist outlets. Continuous personal coaching and mentoring, coupled with extensive industry experience, equip learners on this programme to optimise their potential and truly develop the ‘art of hospitality’ as an intrinsic part of a unique customer experience. Check out the exciting aspects of Irish tourism” click here.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Grade D3 at Ordinary level in a minimum of five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination; including either Irish or English.
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    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 programme which is delivered in semesterised mode. Classes are both theory and practice based respectively. Work based learning is also an integral component of this programme and students may undertake this in Ireland or indeed internationally.
    What will I have to study?
    There are 4 semesters in total. Semester 1 and 2 consists of 6 modules i.e. 5 mandatory modules plus 1 elective. Semesters 2 and 3 consists of 6 modules all of which are mandatory.
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning to Learn Mandatory  5  3
     Information Technology & Business Maths 1 Mandatory  5  3
     Hygiene, Health & Safety Mandatory  5  4
     Casual Dining Mandatory  5  5
     Accomodation Operations Mandatory  5  4
     International Tourism & Hospitality Studies Elective  5  3
     Language & Culture 1 Elective  5  3
     1/2  Communications  Mandatory  5  3
     Information Technology & Business Maths 2 Mandatory  5  3
     Culinary Skills Mandatory  5  4
     Beverage Studies Mandatory  5  4
     Facilities Operations Mandatory  5  3
     Tourism Issues, Impacts & Planning Elective  5  3
     Language & Culture 2 Elective  5  3
     2/3  Work Based Learning  Mandatory  5  3
     Food & Beverage Cost Control Mandatory  5  3
     Front Office Operations Mandatory  5  5
     Introduction to Management Mandatory  5  3
     Food & Beverage Management Mandatory  5  3
     Wine Studies Elective  5  3
     Language & Culture 3 Elective  5  3
     2/4  HRM & Training Mandatory  5  3
     Principles of Marketing Mandatory  5  3
     Advanced Front Office Operations Mandatory  5  5
     Fine Dining Mandatory  5  4
     Event Management Mandatory  5  3
     Accounting Practice Mandatory  5  3
    What is the aim of this programme?
    This programme prepares learners for a wide variety of roles within an international tourism and hospitality industry. The development of craft and supervisory skills, together with extensive industry experience equip learners to deliver a unique customer experience. A special focus is placed on developing the art of hospitality. On the programme learners will be mentored and coached by personal tutors who will help build on their strengths and explore career opportunities and areas for further study in the tourism and hospitality industry.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Learners who successfully complete this programme may progress to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Business in International Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise degree programme or year 3 of a BA in Hospitality Management.
    What career opportunities will this course provide?
    Graduates of the programme will be proficient and competent in the key operational areas of food, beverage and rooms division. On completion of the programme, graduates will have the competence to work in a multifunctional capacity in a wide variety of operational roles within the Irish/international tourism and hospitality industry. Due to the multi-skilled nature of the programme, students may find employment in medium-sized hotels, guesthouses, pubs, catering businesses, leisure and activity centres, cruise liners and tourist attractions, working in the restaurant, bar and accommodation services or in the front office.
    When does this course commence?
    The course commences in September each year.
    How do I apply?
    How to Apply
    • Contact Ciarán ó hAnnracháin, Head of Department of Hospitality & Tourism, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: ciaran.ohannrachain@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186603

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