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Bar & Restaurant Management / Bainistíocht Beáir agus Bialainne


If any applicant has a medically diagnosed food allergy (note; not an intolerance), this programme is not recommended.


The Higher Certificate in Bar and Restaurant Management is a two year full-time programme that incorporates Bar and Restaurant practical and theoretical classes, all of which will facilitate the development of the knowledge and skills required to work in the Bar and Restaurant industry. The programme embraces Restaurant, Bar operations as well as enterprise development studies and business modules that are focussed on products and services provided in today’s Irish and international Bars and Restaurants.

Graduates may expect to develop careers in front line Bar and Restaurant duties.  The programme recognises the evolving nature of the Bar and Restaurant sector, in particular the introduction of the food offering brining a new dynamic to the licensed trade.  This programme will enable learners to be industry ready for ongoing changes as they arise.


Year 1

Semester 1

  • Bar & Beverage Operations Studies
  • Food & Beverage Studies
  • Communications
  • Food & Workplace Safety
  • Kitchen & Larder 1
  • Sommelier Skills - Service & Sales

Semester 2

  • Cocktail Making
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Food Costing and Control for Culinary Arts
  • Food Production & Restaurant Service
  • Spirits & Liqueurs

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Industry Placement

Semester 2

  • Wine Studies 1
  • Enterprise Development Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intro to Legal Studies for Licensed Premises
  • International Bar & Restaurant Theory
  • Online Marketing & PR

Learning Outcomes

The objective of the programme is to develop the individual by equipping them with the appropriate knowledge, understanding and professional management skills to pursue successful and entrepreneurial careers in the broad bar and restaurant industry that includes, licensed premises, gastro pubs, hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, clubs, and entertainment venues.

Progression Options 

The programme provides learners with a ladder for progression onto similar DIT degree programmes in the broader Food, Beverage, Hospitality and Tourism industry. 

Further Information 

T: (01) 402 4344 / (01) 402 4340 (School office)

T: (01) 402 4300 (Mr James McCauley, Programme Chair)