The Diploma in Restaurant Management is designed with industry partners (IHF, Restaurant Association and Fáilte Ireland) to provide a professional career route for two specific groups of individuals, staff building a career in the restaurant sector or career changers. The programme also seeks to attract existing staff working in the sector who wish to gain a qualification and begin a management career. The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to achieve a Level 7 Major Award in a single year (2 days per week). The South East Regional Skills Forum “Hospitality Skills Report 2021” specifically calls for this type of course “ to actively target specific cohorts who may be interested in employment in the sector including returners to the workforce, mature persons seeking new opportunities and persons seeking a career change and persons seeking consistent quality work”. The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the knowledge, practical skills and competence necessary for a career in a modern ever-changing restaurant environment. This will be achieved by developing modern food and beverage skills in various different styles of food service. Combined with practical skills students will also upskill in human resource management; costing and productivity in financially challenging environment; Leading and motivating colleagues; digital marketing techniques; Excel in customer service; and interpersonal skills through taking initiative and applying flexibility and creativity in problem solving. The combination of these skills will make the graduates attractive employees in the marketplace.
The course will be delivered both online and on site at SETU Waterford campus. Students will be online on Mondays 10am-4pm and on site in SETU Waterford on Tuesday only from 9am-6pm. This schedule will run for both 12 week semesters. Students will be required to have use of laptop for the duration of the programme. Students will also complete a 12-week work placement. The majority of assessment will be via continuous assessment and students will be required to attend for one on site exam in the sustainability module. Students are afforded the opportunity to complement collegebased-learning and skills with a structured placement under the guidance of an industry mentor. This placement can be with their existing employer in a new role or with a new employer in a management role. The placement element is essential as it allows students combine experience, skills and competencies developed on the diploma to make their first step forward in their restaurant management career following completion of course
Fee ( Payable by employed people) €575
Diploma in Restaurant Management (60 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 7)
Nuala Gordon, Course Leader Tel. 051 302717 Email: [email protected]
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Fundamentals of Restaurant Operations including Financial Management and Costings||Fundamentals of Restaurant Management|
|Beverage Management||Restaurant Design and Control|
|Restaurant Services Marketing||Leadership for Food and Beverage Enterprise|
|Human Resource Management for Food and Beverage Enterprises||Oenology|
|Management for Food and Beverage Enterprises||Food and Energy Sustainability in the Hospitality industry|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
Applicants should have a leaving cert or equivalent. All applicants will be interviewed. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for the restaurant sector, excellent communication skills and the potential to be a team leader.
Applicants who do not currently meet the academic entry requirements may wish to consider using WIT's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism.
Applicants for whom english is not their first language will, in all cases, be required to submit certification that they meet WIT’s English Language Competency Requirements - please see www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requirements
Graduates can gain employment in high grade hotels and restaurants as restaurant managers, operations managers and entertainment managers.
They will also be equipped to work in the licenced trade and in the international tourism industry
There is also an opportunity for follow on study, in particular on the BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management
The course thought me how to improve my existing skills and learn how to work as a good manager. The hands on practical experience helped me put my management skills into practice while learning some great core managerial skills that helped me move up in my pwn career. Definitely the course for you if you want to work your way into management.
Despite enjoying a nursing career which spanned thirty one years, I have always had a passion for food. The Diploma in Restaurant Management course has given me a new opportunity to change my career direction, and gave me insight into an industry that is full of creativity, variety, opportunity and camaraderie. I thoroughly enjoyed all the valuable modules, delivered by passionate and professional lecturers that bring the best out in you. Whether or not, I fulfill my dream to open my own business, I have no regrets undertaking this course. I have made many news friends and contacts that I will cherish forever.
"The Diploma in Restaurant Management Course at WIT has been highly beneficial to me as a person and for my career. It created so many opportunities for me to develop networks. This course has given me the confidence to showcase my talents and has made the drive for success even more prominent in my life. It provided affirmation of the skills I had coming into the course in addition to providing a diverse range of opportunities for new learning. I would highly recommend this course for those already working in the hospitality industry and to those in management looking for a change in career. "
Diploma in Restaurant Management Course is perfect opportunity for anybody who is already working in hospitality or is thinking about going to the business. It offers the opportunity to upskill, move up career the ladder or change direction completely. Since I started to do this course every class, lesson was more and more interesting. The amount of information and knowledge I got during this 9 months was amazing.
Also helped me to decide what I want to do in future. It offered me the opportunity to move into the area of mixology. I did my first cocktail competition with WIT and it gave me lot of confidence. WIT also placed me at The Cliff House so I could train with Ireland's champion cocktail bartender. I have competed in many competitions since and I love my new career. During the course you meet great people on both sides as classmates and lecturers, you do lot of interesting field trips where you get more knowledge. I have to say it is big opportunity for anyone.
Being a part of The Diploma in Restaurant Management programme is what gave me the confidence to say ‘I can do this’. My whole working career I was quite shy, but I loved my job. I had been working my way up through the ranks of responsibly within a restaurant over the years, but always felt there was something missing.
I moved to Ireland in 2014 looking for the next thing, this course was suggested to me by a colleague, and I have never looked back. I thought I would always be in a restaurant, but this course gave me the ability to learn and work in all departments of the hotel sector.
The knowledge and skill shared on this course has put me where I am today, and for that I will always be thankful. It’s a short term course with a life time benefit.