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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Learning to Learn||Personal Development & Career Planning|
|Food & Beverage Operations 1.1||Food & Beverage Operations 1.2|
|Introduction to Food & Beverage Cost Control||Culinary Studies|
|Accommodation Operations||Facilities Operations|
|Information Technology||Communications & Customer Care|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Advanced Food & Beverage 2.1||Hospitality Financial Accounting|
|Front Office Operations 2.1||Advanced Food & Beverage 2.2|
|Human Resource Management & Training||Front Office Operations 2.2|
|Tourism Studies||Introduction to Management|
|Introduction to Hospitality Accounting||Marketing Principles|
Leaving Certificate 2018:
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:
- Advanced Entry - Years 2,3,4 or 5
- Non-EU Applicants
- QQI FET/FETAC Entry
- QQI FET Progression Entry Route
- Mature Entry Route
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.
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