Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies

Higher Certificate in ArtsHospitality Studies

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        182 - 462
Cork Road
2 years
120 ECTS

What is the Higher Certificate in Arts - Hospitality Studies?

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.

Unique Features of the Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies

Students complete a work placement organised by the Institute, and tailored to suit their learning needs. WIT 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.

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Learning to LearnPersonal Development & Career Planning
Food & Beverage Operations 1.1Food & Beverage Operations 1.2
Introduction to Food & Beverage Cost ControlCulinary Studies
Accommodation OperationsFacilities Operations
Information TechnologyCommunications & Customer Care
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Advanced Food & Beverage 2.1Hospitality Financial Accounting
Front Office Operations 2.1Advanced Food & Beverage 2.2
Human Resource Management & TrainingFront Office Operations 2.2
Tourism StudiesIntroduction to Management
Introduction to Hospitality AccountingMarketing Principles

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for the Higher Certificate in Hospitality Studies

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7


Advanced and Equivalent Entry for the Higher Certificate in Hospitality Studies:



Other Requirements for the Higher Certificate in Hospitality Studies:


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.

Follow on Study for the Higher Certificate in Hospitality Studies

WD091 - BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management


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