QQI Level 5Major Award (5M2083) in Hospitality Operations
This one-year programme enables students to explore a variety of concepts and subject areas related to hospitality operations. Hospitality is a growing industry, which is diverse and exciting, providing an abundance of employment opportunities in Ireland and abroad. Learners are trained in a range of hospitality service skills, including customer relations, services and accommodation, techniques, food and beverage preparation and reception skills. Graduates may choose to further their studies within the College by applying for the QQI Level 6 major award in Hospitality Operations (6M2095).
This programme gives students over the age of 18 the possibility to be selected for an Erasmus+ European Mobility Exchange placement (subject to funding).
• Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, or
• Leaving Certificate Applied, Distinction, or
• QQI/FETAC Level 4 award, or
• Others, including mature students are assessed individually, and
• Personal interview
Principal Area of Study
Food Preparation, Menu Design and Applied Nutrition, Accommodation Techniques, Restaurant Skills, HACCP, Reception and Frontline Office Skills, Customer Service, Work Practice and Word Processing.
QQI, EHOA (Environmental Health Offices Association)
Career Opportunities and Progression
This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.
Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.
Coláiste Íde has developed strong working relationships with the Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) and the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI). Successful candidates regularly pursue careers in the hospitality industry, in posts related to kitchen, accommodation, restaurant service, and reception/office.