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Hotel & Catering

Course Description

This programme is designed to prepare students for work in the hotel and catering industry, or to act as a base for further education in the areas of Management and Hospitality. Student will study a range of modules that are all related to the Hotel and Catering Industry.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Accommodation Techniques
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Meal Service
  • Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Reception and Frontline Office Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

Work Experience

Work experience forms an integral part of this KCFE programme.  Students participate in quality placements allowing a valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in industry.  Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment.

Career Opportunities

Student who complete this course successfully can enter the workforce within the hospitality sector  

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education 
Opportunities to progress to further study in the areas of Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Tourism and Management at various Institutes of Technology and  Shannon School of Management.  

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality Operations - 5M2083


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