• » 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
    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
    • 5 Ordinary Level D3 in the Leaving Certificate, including English or Irish, FETAC Level 5 or equivalent.
    • Or
    • Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL)
    How much does this course cost??
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours
     1/1  Hospitality Food and Beverage Operations Mandatory  10  9
     Bar Operations Mandatory  10  9
     1/2  Mixology and Product Development Mandatory  10  8
     Specialised Restaurant Service Mandatory  10  8
     Work Placement (400 hours) Mandatory  20  
    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 apply for Direct Entry to Year 2 of the HC in Arts in Bar and Restaurant Supervision.
    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
    Direct Entry Application Form
    Information may be subject to change by agencies other than LYIT.
    LYIT reserves the right to change information provided at any time