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    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
    • Have obtained a full QQI Level 5 award in any discipline
    • For entry purposes RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
    • 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.
    • Northern Ireland/UK Applicants click NI/UK
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    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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