Introduction to Hotel Management - 5M2083

This full-time course is designed to prepare students for work in the hotel and catering industry. The course creates a learning environment, in which the emphasis is on the practical application of the skills necessary, to work in the dynamic and ever-changing sectors of food and beverage, accommodation and food preparation. 

This course is designed to

Help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in the Hotel, tourism, business or hospitality industry. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of business and marketing.

Course Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

Course Content

  • Accommodation Techniques 5N1851

  • Food Preparation 5N1909

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Customer Service 5N0972

  • Safety & Health at Work 5N1794

  • Nuitrition 5N2006
  • Word Processing 5N1358

Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.


QQI Level 5 Award in Hospitality Operations (5M2083)

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs.

Graduates of this course may find employment in hotels, restaurants, catering departments, cruise ships and airlines. Graduates will also be well prepared for further studies in the areas of hospitality, culinary arts, tourism and business.

Progression to Higher Education

The following are the most relevant courses;

Sligo College of Further Education

SG Institute of Technology Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any IT Sligo programme through the CAO system.

LY Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology


  • Student Services Registration Fee: €250

  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

  • QQI Examination Fees: €50

  • Class Materials: €100

TOTAL: €600

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

For more information

Phone 071-9145480 or email

Please Note

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. SCFE reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.