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Introduction to Hotel Management

Course Code(s):  5M2083
QQI Award Code:  5M2083 Hospitality Operations
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2083
QQI Award Code 5M2083 Hospitality Operations
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This full-time course is designed to prepare students for work in the hotel and catering industry. The course creates a learning environment, in which the emphasis is on the practical application of the skills necessary, to work in the dynamic and ever-changing sectors of food and beverage, accommodation and food preparation.

This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in the Hotel, tourism, business or hospitality industry. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of business and marketing.

What will you Study?

Accommodation Techniques 5N1851
Food Preparation 5N1909
Tourism Information and Administration 5N0636
Tourism Principles and Practice 5N2078
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Customer Service 5N0972
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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
DHCXX 5M2083

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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   Sommelier  
Travel Courier / Resort Representative   Tour Guide  
Hotel Rooms Division Manager    

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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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