Higher Certificate in Arts in Hotel and Hospitality OperationsA hospitality training course that includes practical training in restaurants, bars and rooms, as well as business subjects. Includes a 12 week work placement. Supported by Fáilte Ireland.
Location: Galway - Dublin Road
NFQ Level: 6
Programme Duration: Two years
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply through the CAO
CAO Round 1 Points: 160 (2020)
This course gives students an excellent introduction to the world of Hotel and Hospitality Operations, inclusive of bar and restaurant training.
Students will gain hands on practical experience in the College training facilities serving customers, as well as studying relevant business modules.
Training in our restaurants, bar and rooms facilities, will enable students gain exceptional professional and technical skills essential for all hospitality professionals, in a relaxed, teacher-led environment. In addition, as a result of the training in these departments, students will gain a full understanding of the role of quality service in the industry, ensuring that they provide an outstanding service experience for all visitors to their place of work.
The design and structure of the course provides a wonderful platform for students to adapt to third level education, while providing the opportunity to progress towards a Level 7 and Level 8 qualification.
Finally, students on this programme can expect to participate in field trips to local and national properties, which will support their college-based learning activities.
- Accommodation Manager (PDF 299KB)
- Communications & Customer Care (PDF 309KB)
- Culinary Skills (PDF 308KB)
- Food & Beverage Skills & Services (PDF 308KB)
- Food Safety (PDF 302KB)
- Information Technology Introductory (PDF 302KB)
- Introduction to Accounting & Business Maths (PDF 302KB)
- Learning & Innovation Skills (PDF 315KB)
- Introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry (PDF 306)
- Advanced Food & Beverages Skills & Services (PDF 305KB)
- Culinary Skills (PDF 304KB)
- Financial Accounting (PDF 299KB)
- Food & Beverage Management (PDF 306KB)
- Front Office Operations (PDF 302KB)
- Information Technology Comprehensive (PDF 300KB)
- Introduction to Hospitality Law (PDF 307KB)
- Management Accounting (PDF 309KB)
- Management Principles (PDF 307KB)
- Marketing Principles (PDF 304KB)
Beverage Studies (PDF 303KB); Environmental Tourism (PDF 303KB); French for Foodies (PDF 297KB); French (PDF 300KB); International Tourism (PDF 303KB); Train the Trainer (PDF 299KB); Wine Studies (PDF 297KB)
Graduates gain employment in the operational aspect of the hospitality industry such as restaurant service, bar, front office and accommodation.
Graduates may progress to the to the final year of the Bachelor Business in Hotel & Catering Management (level 7).
- At the end of year one, there is a twelve week mandatory work placement in an Irish hotel or other approved property, organised by the LINKS office in conjunction with the student. As students will have worked in several different departments during their time in college, work placement opportunities should be plentiful and well within the capabilities of the student.
- If students are considering an international career, the College would encourage students to study an international language during their two years of study and to complete their international placement in a location that supports the development of the language.
View Student Costs for First Years (PDF).