• » 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 HETAC
    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.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • MIN. FIVE O6/H7
    • ENGLISH OR IRISH O6/H7
    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 CAO, before February 1st.
    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?
    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 3 consists of 4 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.
    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 to Learn Mandatory  5  3
     Desktop Publishing and Business Maths Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Bar Operations Mandatory  10  8
     Culinary Skills Mandatory  10  8
     Communications Mandatory  5  4
     Information Technology and Descriptive Statistics Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Specialised Restaurant Service Mandatory  10  8
     Mixology and Product Development Mandatory  10  8
     Food and Beverage Cost Control Mandatory  5  3
     Gastronomy Elective  5  3
     French Language and Culture 1 Elective  5  3
     Spanish Language and Culture 1 Elective  5  3
     2/4  Events Planning and Promotion  Mandatory  5  4
     Business Law and Ethics Mandatory  5  3
     Tourism Resort Concepts Mandatory  10  6
     Management and Organisational Behaviour Mandatory  5  3
     Tourism Studies Elective  5  3
     French Language and Culture 2 Elective  5  3
     Spanish Language and Culture 2 Elective  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    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.
    What is the aim of this programme?
    The aim of the programme is to give learners the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to become professional bartenders/supervisors in Ireland or indeed internationally.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Graduates of this programme may be able to progress to year 3 of the Bachelor of Arts in 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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