This two year full-time course qualifies students for multi-skilled employment in the hospitality industry at a professional level. Training covers both theory and practice, including a period of work placement in the hospitality industry at the end of year one. This course is particularly attractive for those who enjoy variety and are looking for all-round experience. Many graduates go on to specialise in a particular area of the hospitality industry, including management.
Students complete a work placement organised by the university, and tailored to suit their learning needs. SETU Waterford has world class facilities which allow students to learn practical and applied skills in specially designed service restaurants, demonstration theatres, teaching kitchens and language laboratories.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Academic Learning||Bar and Wine Studies|
|Accommodation Operations||Career planning and work placement|
|IT for Tourism and Hospitality||Customer Management|
|Irish Food and Culinary Studies||Facilities Operations|
|Restaurant Service 1||Introduction to Food and Beverage Cost Control|
|Elective options||Elective options|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Front Office Operations 1||Financial Accounting for Tourism & Hospitality|
|Human Resource Management and Training||Fine Dining|
|Introduction to Accounting for Tourism & Hospitality||Front Office Operations 2|
|Principles of Marketing 1||Introduction to Management|
|Restaurant Service 2|
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Students on this course will be required to provide their own uniforms and equipment for practical classes; the estimated cost is €275.
Students are provided with a qualification recognised worldwide. They will have a strong foundation in the operational skills and junior management techniques, which are essential for supervisory positions in the hospitality sector. This qualification offers huge international opportunities.