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Hotel and Restaurant Service / Seirbhís Óstáin agus Bhialainne


What is ... Higher Certificate Hotel & Restaurant Service?

This is a one year conversion higher certificate programme in Hotel and Restaurant Service. The programme is designed for applicants who have completed a trade qualification in a different discipline or for applicants who already hold a QQI/FETAC Level 6 award in a different field of study. Modules are delivered during the day and evenings. A key feature of this programme is a structured three months industry placement.

What are my Career Opportunities

This programme prepares students for entry level roles in the broader hospitality sector, for example in hotels, restaurants, bars, catering and event companies. Employment opportunities in the rapidly expanding hotel and tourism sector are plentiful.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate standard can apply for advanced entry into DIT degree programmes in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management.

Learning Outcomes

The Higher Certificate programme provides a learning environment which builds upon the learning obtained as part of a Level 6 programme in another discipline and encourages a theoretical approach and a practical ethos. It provides a programme of study that enhances relationships with industry and the school as a centre of excellence in the hospitality, hotel and restaurant management area and it encourages social and ethical competencies in this field. 

Module Listing

  • Hospitality Industry Studies
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour for HTL Organisations
  • Cost Control and Purchasing
  • Food and Beverage Studies
  • Hospitality Law
  • Professional Bar Management
  • Marketing for Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
  • Introduction to Rooms Division Management
  • Introductory Accounting for Hospitality Business
  • Work-based Learning and Placement



Further Information 

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism  

T: 01 402 4372 (Dr. Ralf Burbach)