Bar & Restaurant Management / Bainistíocht Beáir ┐ Bialainne

Programme Title: Higher Certificate in Bar & Restaurant Management

2021 CAO Points 243


Leaving Cert

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Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish




Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at


Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

If any applicant has a medically diagnosed food allergy (note; not an intolerance), this programme is not recommended.

This two-year, full-time programme incorporates Bar and Restaurant practical and theoretical classes, all of which will develop the knowledge and skills you need to work in the bar and restaurant industry.

It embraces restaurant and bar operations as well as enterprise development studies, and business modules focused on products and services provided in modern Irish and international bars and restaurants. And it fully recognises the evolving nature of the bar and restaurant sector, in particular, the introduction of the food offering that brings a new dynamic to the licensed trade.

Work Placement

You will complete an industry placement in Year 2, Semester 1.

Career Opportunities

Roles in the food, beverage, hospitality and tourism industries.

Semester 1

  • Bar & Beverage Operations Studies
  • Food & Beverage Studies
  • Communications
  • Food & Workplace Safety
  • Kitchen & Larder 1
  • Sommelier Skills - Service & Sales

Semester 2

  • Cocktail Making
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Food Costing and Control for Culinary Arts
  • Food Production & Restaurant Service
  • Spirits & Liqueurs

Semester 1

  • Industry Placement

Semester 2

  • Wine Studies 1
  • Enterprise Development Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intro to Legal Studies for Licensed Premises
  • International Bar & Restaurant Theory
  • Online Marketing & PR

See bottom of page for list of progression options

TU Code



Level 6


Higher Certificate


2 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

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Programme Chair - James McCauley

Progression Options

Year 1
Higher Certificate in Bar & Restaurant Management (Level 6)
Year 2
Higher Certificate in Bar & Restaurant Management (Level 6)
Year 3
TU942 BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts - Year 3 (Level 8)
TU943 BSc (Hons) in Culinary Entrepreneurship - Year 3 (Level 8)
TU944 BSc (Hons) in Culinary Science - Year 3 (Level 8)
TU745 BA in Hospitality Management - Year 3 (Level 7)