Castle Buildings, 3rd Floor, Tara Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 E9K8 | Tel: (057) 9349424 | Email: tullamore@loetb.ie

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.

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

Modules are subject to change.

Additional Certificates:

  • Barista Skills
  • First Aid

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), Athlone

AL660 Culinary Arts (Level 6)

AL661 Bar Supervision (Level 6)

AL761 Hotel and Leisure Management (Level 7)

AL855 Hospitality Management with International Placement (Level 8)

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Galway

GA361 Culinary Arts (Level 6)

GA362 Hotel and Hospitality Operations (Level 6)

GA370 Hotel and Catering Management (Level 7)

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) 

TU747 Tourism Management (Level 7)

TU942 Culinary Arts (Level 8)

TU745 Hospitality Management (Level 7)

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Limerick

LC392 Business Studies in Beauty & Spa Management (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Waterford 

WD173 Hospitality Studies (Level 6)

WD194 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 www.cao.ie

For further information, please Elaine Sheridan on 057 9349471 or email esheridan@loetb.ie

€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.

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Course Details

Code:5M2083

Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Hospitality Operations

Duration: One year – September 12th, 2022 to May 26th, 2023.

Hotel & RestaurantThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

SportsThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

BusinessThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied Social Studies with SNAWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Early Childhood Care & EducationWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Nursing Wednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Healthcare SupportWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Computer Networks with SoftwareTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Sustainable Construction TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Engineering TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied ScienceTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards