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NQAI level: 7, Places: 30
Course Duration: Four years
Bachelor of Business in
Hotel and Catering
- January to May in year four. The intervening periods and the period June to
September in year 4 are spent in industry. The first two placement periods are
Management
in Ireland in the establishment which has accepted candidates in trainee
positions, whilst the third, which is one year long, is in Great Britain, USA or
Continental Europe. The location of the fourth placement, after the fourth block
of college-based study, is determined by the student in consultation with the
(Block Release)
Department’s placement officer.
European Links
As well as numerous contacts with the industry throughout Ireland, the
Note:
Department has built up an extensive network of links with hotels and catering
A separate application form is required for this course and is available on
operations in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, and a smaller
request from the Admissions Office. Applications will be accepted up to 31st
number in other countries, where students are placed for valuable work
October, 2009.
experience, agreed between the Department’s placement officer and the hotel.
Students are normally visited during their placement and their progress is
Why study Hotel and Catering Management (Block Release)?
monitored since industrial placement is an integral part of the course and
You will have an opportunity to combine a training position in the hotel and
students must successfully complete their placement periods before they can
catering industry with college education and concentrate your early studies on
progress to the next stage of the course.
food production and restaurant service. These practical areas will be combined
subsequently with business related subjects giving you the best of both worlds.
Recognition by Professional Bodies
This will ultimately lead to a good business qualification with an emphasis on
Graduates are admitted as full members of the Irish Hospitality Institute and
hotel management.
receive full exemption from the examination requirements of the Hotel,
Catering and Institutional Management Association (UK), being admitted to the
Course Subjects/Modules
grade of Licentiate Member. Progression to full membership is possible on
Food Studies (Food Production in the School’s Kitchens, Food Hygiene,
completion of a specified period working in the industry.
Food Science, Food Costing, Food Service in the School’s Training Restaurants);
Catering Planning (Work Study, Beverages); Hospitality Studies (Front Office
Additional Entry Requirements
Systems, Food and Beverage Systems); Hospitality Management;
a) A minimum of one year’s full-time experience, post Leaving Certificate,
Accommodation Studies (Front Office Systems, Housekeeping,
in the hotel and catering industry.
Word Processing); Accountancy; Finance and Control; Financial Management;
Law; Management Studies (Management, Marketing); Human Resource
b) Written confirmation from a reputable hotel or catering establishment that
Management; Management Science (Statistics, Information Technology);
the student will be given a management trainee position for the first two
Environmental Studies (Economics, Tourism); Communications; Social Studies;
blocks of industrial release. This letter must constitute a serious
Irish Studies; Industrial Year Project; Business Policy Project; Elective (Tourism
undertaking by the establishment to accept the candidate as a trainee.
Operations, French or German); Elective 2 (International Tourism or Tourism
Candidates are advised not to present letters which have been obtained
Marketing).
merely to fulfil this entry requirement, as their progress on the course may
be prevented by the absence of a genuine trainee position.
Due to the high level of placement in industry during the course, graduates will
already have been launched on their careers and will have access to a broad
N.B. Entry is also subject to interview which is held in November each year.
range of management and/or ownership opportunities.
Follow-on Studies
Other Essential Information
Students who receive this award may be admitted to the final year of the BA
Work Placements/Course Duration
(honours) in Hotel and Catering Management in this Institute.
The course commences in January and is divided into four blocks of college
study and industrial placement spread over four years. The college-based blocks
are as follows: Block l - January to May in year one: Block 2 - September to
December in year two: Block 3 - September to December in year three: Block 4
Contact: Cáit Noone Tel: 091-742229 E-mail: cait.noone@gmit.ie
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