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    Programme Title  Diploma in Restaurant Operations Management
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  LY_TREST_D
    Duration  9 Months (3 days a week in College – 2 days a week industry)
    Standard Code Places:  16
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Diploma (Special Purpose)
    Awarding Body  LYIT under delegated authority from QQI
    Funded by Failte Ireland  Yes
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This innovative new programme integrates theory with practice. It has been developed to provide a relevant professional qualification for those who wish to embark on a career in Restaurant Operations Management.
    The programme will provide the participant with the benefits of personal attention, instant feedback, hands on experience and the opportunity to complement college based learning with a structured practical internship and trained mentor in Industry.
    The course will provide a stepping stone to a range of career opportunities within the restaurant industry.
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    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    HC in Arts / Business (QQI Level 6), or an Advanced Certificate (QQI FET Level 6) plus two years relevant experience, or three years industry experience.
    How long is this course?
    One Year, College Based (26 weeks): 2 - 3 days in College and 2 - 3 days with employer of choice
    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
    What will I have to study?
    YearProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1   Food and Beverage Management  Mandatory  10  6
     Business Law and Ethics Mandatory  5  3
     Restaurant Marketing Mandatory  5  3
     Business Environment Elective  5  3
     Economics Elective  5  3
     1/2  Staff Training and Development  Mandatory  10  6
     Budgets, Pricing and Cost Control Mandatory  5  3
     Advanced Beverage Studies (Block Apr – May) Mandatory  10  6
     Hospitality MIS (Block Apr – May) Elective  5  3
     Internship Elective  15  
    Some of the Benefits You can Expect
    As an Employer
    • Access to qualified restaurant supervisors/assistant managers
    • An improvement in business performance due to highly skilled staff
    • An enhanced image for you as an employer of choice
    • Increased levels of return through greater staff commitment to the business
    • Access to state-of-the-art training facilities
    • Standard operating procedure manual for participating industry operators
    As a Programme Participant
    • Gain an internationally recognised qualification in 9 months
    • Avail of valuable college education and intensive industry experience in a structured manner
    • Be part of a revolution in the Irish Restaurant industry by participating in this unique restaurant operations management programme
    • Gain access to state-of-the-art training facilities
    • As a participant, you will develop a broad base of knowledge, a confidence in your skills, and the fluency to move successfully into a career that’s right for you.
    Who should apply?

    The course is aimed at both existing practitioners and career changers. Applicants must possess a mature outlook, a passion for the business of restaurants and the drive and capability to pursue a career in the Restaurant industry at management level.

    Participants graduating from this programme will have developed a range of competencies enabling them to excel as a restaurant supervisor/assistant manager and will be equipped with specialised skills in different restaurant operations.
    How do I apply?
    Application should be made directly to the School of Tourism. Your application should include a Student Application Form and a Registration of Establishment Form. Applicants who are unable to meet the employment requirements for the duration of the programme will not be considered.
    Completed Applications should be returned to:
    Admissions, School of Tourism (LyIT), Shore Road, Killybegs, Co Donegal
    Tel No (074) 9186600 Fax No (074) 9186601
    Restaurant Operations Management Registration of Establishment Form.pdf
    Restaurant Operations Management Student Application Form.pdf
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