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Hospitality Operations Level 6



This programme aims to equip students with the key skills and advanced knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality industry.

Students avail of the opportunity to gain specialised and supervisory experience in a wide range of industry-related areas, including front office supervision, food and beverage, and business systems. Each week of term, students spend three days in college and two days on work placement.

This programme gives students over the age of 18 the possibility to be selected for an Erasmus+ European Mobility Exchange placement (subject to funding).

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, including two honours at Higher Level, and
» QQI/FETAC Level 5 award, or
» Others, including mature students: Assessed individually, and
» Personal interview 

Principal Area of Study 

Hotel Front Office Supervision, Producing a Culinary Event, Licensed Trade Operations, Wine Appreciation and Service, Hospitality Business Systems and Work Practice.


QQI Hospitality Operations 5M2083 NFQ Level 5

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 graduates regularly pursue careers in the hospitality industry, in a broad range of supervisory positions.


1 Year

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