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Hospitality Operations

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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M2095
QQI Award Code 6M2095 Hospitality Operations
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a one year full-time course which gives students key skills and advanced knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. The course provides students with an opportunity to obtain experience in a wide range of specialised and supervisory skills in key areas of hospitality enterprises such as front office supervision, food and beverage and business systems. Three days of week are in college and two days on work placement. This course gives students over the age of 18 the possibility to be selected for an Erasmus + European mobility exchange (subject to funding). This course leads to a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Hospitality Operations (6M2095)

What will you Study?

This programme aims to equip students with the key skills and advanced knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. Students avail of the opportunity to gain specialised and supervisory experience in a wide range of industry-related areas, including front office supervision, food and beverage, and business systems. Each week of term, students spend three days in college and two days on work placement.

Hotel Front Office Supervision
Producing a Culinary Event
Licensed Trade Operations
Wine Appreciation and Service
Hospitality Business Systems
Work Practice
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M2095

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Hotel General Manager   Hospitality Manager  
Hotel Receptionist   Caterer  
Sommelier   Hotel Rooms Division Manager  
Tourism Officer   Tour Guide  
Travel Courier / Resort Representative   Hospitality Assistant  
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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Tourism & Hospitality
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