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This module provides learners with specialist skills and knowledge in one area of the hospitality industry – the beverage sector.

Skills to Advance Business Support Unit

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Course Overview

The module is aimed at all front-line operatives working in an environment that serves and prepare drinks. This includes bars, hotels, and restaurants.

Learners will be introduced to the full range of products used in making drinks. They will be able to prepare cocktails, select and use suitable types of glasses, and other aspects that will enable the learner to become a professional bartender.

What will I be studying?

  • Professional Bartending (Cocktails) (7106-11)

Why should I apply?

  • Select and use equipment
  • Display cocktail making techniques
  • Display knowledge of cocktail specifications
  • Display knowledge of spirits
  • Display knowledge of beers wines and spirits service
  • Prepare bar and deliver service
  • Display knowledge of responsible serving of alcohol

What are the entry requirements?

  • It is expected that applicants possess good interpersonal skills, like working with people, be good team players and have an interest in hospitality sector.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Experience in the hospitality industry is desirable but is not a requirement.
  • Literacy and numeracy aptitude levels at QQI level 4 and/or equivalent.

What are the fees?

This course is offered under the Skills to Advance Initiative. With this, a certain eligibility criteria applies. To find out if you are eligible, contact the Business Support Unit on 066 714 9690 or [email protected].

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

What is the Certification?

City & Guilds Level 2 Awards in Professional Bartending, Cocktails 7106-11


Call Claire 066 714 96 90 or get in touch by email: [email protected]

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Mary on our Part-time courses team at 066-7149696.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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