Diploma in Restaurant Operations Management

Diploma in Restaurant Operations Management

Course Overview

  • PT

  • 7

    Level

Why take this course?

This Diploma in Restaurant Management will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the Restaurant industry at management level. The nature of the course ensures that graduates will be technically oriented as well as being flexible enough to work in different areas of the hospitality industry. The programme will provide participants with the benefits of personal attention, instant feedback, hands on experience and the opportunity to complement college based learning with a structured work placement. Students graduating from this programme have successfully embarked on careers nationally and internationally in Restaurants, Hotels, Gastro Bars and Country Clubs in the USA.

If you are joining us in September you are eligible to come on our Jan 2019 fieldtrip to Dubai where we will visit some of the world’s best hospitality institutions.

What will I experience?

Assessment Information

We place a lot of emphasis on student support and so we aim to provide a learning environment that is both stimulating and academically challenging, whilst also supporting your learning. You will encounter a range of teaching methods- from lectures, workshops and seminars to hands on practical therapy sessions and lab exercises. The course is taught by experienced lecturers with a track record of success in many sectors including the hospitality, tourism and restaurant industries.

We appreciate that different students have different learning styles and so we provide a range of assessment approaches to suit everybody. Here are some of the ways we assess your work:

Mini-projects
Presentations
Group work
Live client work
Examinations
Multiple-choice tests
Essays
Portfolio work

What opportunities might it lead to?

Upon completion of this diploma your specialist knowledge of restaurant management will provide a stepping stone to a range of career opportunities in the restaurant industry. Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

Restaurant Manager
Restaurant Supervisor
Food and Beverage Manager
Duty Manager
Wedding and Events coordinator

Graduates have found employment in such companies as Ashford Castle, Sheraton Hotel, Killarney Park Hotel, Wineport Lodge.

Additional Information

Assessment Information

Assessment Information

We place a lot of emphasis on student support and so we aim to provide a learning environment that is both stimulating and academically challenging, whilst also supporting your learning. You will encounter a range of teaching methods- from lectures, workshops and seminars to hands on practical therapy sessions and lab exercises. The course is taught by experienced lecturers with a track record of success in many sectors including the hospitality, tourism and restaurant industries.

We appreciate that different students have different learning styles and so we provide a range of assessment approaches to suit everybody. Here are some of the ways we assess your work:

Mini-projects
Presentations
Group work
Live client work
Examinations
Multiple-choice tests
Essays
Portfolio work

Course Details

Course Duration:
PT
Registration Closing Date:

Application Deadline

31/08/2018

Start Date

16/09/2018

End Date

20/06/2019

Course Commencement Date:

Application Deadline

31/08/2018

Start Date

16/09/2018

End Date

20/06/2019

imetable

Term 1 - Mondays (11-6) and Tuesdays (9-4)

Term 2 - Mondays (9-6 and Tuesdays 9-6)

Note that the above is the class start and end time - you have breaks in between.

A work placement is also a requirement of this course.

Instructor

Tony Johnston

Address
Head of Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
Athlone Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath

00353906471894
ajohnston@ait.ie

Course Award:
Diploma
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Department:
Dept of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Successful applicants will hold a Leaving Certificate or equivalent, but applicants may be exempt from this requirement if they demonstrate on interview the ability to successfully complete the programme. All applicants will be interviewed to ensure that those best suited are selected and recruited for the programme. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for the restaurant sector, excellent communication skills, and the potential to be a team player and a team leader.

Accreditations/Endorsements

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Springboard

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Course Structure

Year 1

  • Restaurant Marketing
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Advanced Beverage Studies
  • Budgets, Pricing and Cost Control
  • Oenology/ Business Law

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

Work Placement

​Students are required to complete a work placement on this course so must be working/ available to work in a restaurant.

Further Study

​Students who complete this award are eligible to progress to year 2 of BA Hotel and Leisure Management or year 2 of BA Hons Hospitality Management (with international placement).

Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Leisure Management

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Hospitality Management (with International Placement)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Facility Gallery

The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
Hospitality students in the Burj al Arab, Dubai
Hospitality students in the Burj al Arab, Dubai
Training Bar in the Hospitality Building
Training Restaurant in the Hospitality Building
Training Restaurant in the Hospitality Building
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