• » Certificate in Food and Beverage Operations

    Programme Title  Certificate in Food and Beverage Operations
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  1 Year
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    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Special Purpose
    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 food and beverage operations within the hospitality sector.
    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
    How much does this course cost??
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours
     1/1  Food and Beverage Studies Mandatory  5  9
     ICT and Descriptive Statistics Mandatory  5  9
     Food and Beverage Cost Control Mandatory  5  9
     Learning and Research for Higher Education Mandatory  5  9
     1/2  Specialised Restaurant Theory Mandatory  5  9
     Beverage Studies Mandatory  5  9
     Event Management    5  9
     Communications and Professional Development    5  9
     Work Placement (500 hours) Mandatory  20  4
    Programme Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme learners will have the ability to:
    • Identify the role of and duties of food and beverage personnel.
    • Apply the legislation relating to food and beverage service and the importance of personal presentation, hygiene and health and safety procedures. 
    • Operate a food ordering system and hybrid systems associated with the PMS. 
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of information communications technology and e-commerce as applied in the tourism sector.
    • Evaluate the key business functions and procedures associated with effectiveness and profitability in the context of food and beverage service centres.
    • Utilise sales skills appropriate for food and beverage service personnel.
    • Evaluate the operational aspect of the restaurant and bar and ancillary services in the food and beverage department
    • 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.
    • 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.
    On successful completion of this programme, learners will be able to progress to year 2 of the BA in Hospitality Management, industry-based programme.
    Career Opportunities
    This programme prepares participants for entry to the profession in a variety of gastro-pubs and restaurants, cocktail or wine bars, clubs, hotel room service, banqueting and event dining.
    When does the course commence?
    This course begins in September each year.
    How you 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
    Industry Based Programmes - Application Form
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