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CR657
Hospitality Studies

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies is designed to meet the skills requirements of students who wish to pursue careers within the hospitality sector. Graduates typically work in contact with the customer in hotels, restaurants or bar operations or associated areas such as conferences and events. The strong element of practical learning involved in this course is appealing to many candidates.


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The course is designed to meet the skills requirements of students who wish to pursue careers within the hospitality sector. The graduates typically work in contact with the customer, in restaurants and bar operations or associated areas such as conference and banqueting.

Equally they may work in areas associated with reception and rooms such as front office or reservations. The programme will focus on the operational skills required in hospitality sector accompanied by subjects related to the business of hospitality.



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