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Hotel and front office skills with barista (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one year programme will give you the unique opportunity to study hospitality at QQI Level 5 and to gain valuable work experience in local hotels and restaurants. During the programme, you will get the opportunity to attend 10 sampling days in the Culinary Arts Kitchen and Training Restaurant in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). These 10 days will give you the opportunity to experience studying in AIT and to be in an advantaged position if you wish to progress to AIT to study in their Hospitality Department.

Click below to find out more information on Apprenticeships Programmes:

National Commis Chef

Bar Manager 

  • Restaurant Hospitality
  • Restaurant Skills
  • Food Preparation
  • Beverage Service
  • Accommodation Techniques
  • Hotel Front Office Operations
  • Word Processing
  • Teamworking
  • Implementing Food Safety Management Systems, including HACCP
  • Work Experience

Modules are subject to change.

Additional Certificates:

  • Barista Skills
  • First Aid
  • Manual Handling

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment.

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS)

US630  Culinary Arts (Level 6)

US632   Bar Supervision (Level 6)

US793   Hotel and Leisure Management (Level 7)

US932   Hospitality Management with International Placement (Level 8)

US946   Business Studies in Beauty & Spa Management (Level 8)

Atlantic Technological University (ATU)

AU429 Culinary Arts (Level 6)

AU428 Hotel and Hospitality Operations (Level 6)

AU530 International Hotel & Hospitality Management (Level 7)

AU630   International hotel and Hospitality Management (Level 8)

AU629   Event Management & Public Relations (Level 8)

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) 

TU747 Tourism Management (Level 7)

TU942 Culinary Arts (Level 8)

TU745 Hospitality Management (Level 7)



South East Technological University (SETU)

SE409 Public Relations & Media (Level 8)

SE924 Tourism & Hospitality Services (Level 7)

SE923  Culinary Arts (Level 8) 

Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application or

For further information, please contact Elaine on 057 9349471 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment. Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.


Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Hospitality Operations

Duration: One year – September  2023 to May  2024.

PART TIME option is also available for this course, email Maura on