Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB

Business Management for Hospitality (Skills to Advance)

The aim of this course is to provide the learner with management skills to work independently or or in a supervisory capacity in the hospitality industry.

Minor Award

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Course Overview

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the principles and practice of management within the business environment to enable the learner to develop management skills to work independently or within a supervisory capacity.

What will I study ?

  • Explore a range of organisations to include different organisation types, purpose, mission, vision and objectives and structures
  • Investigate the internal environment of an organisation to include a SWOT analysis (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats)
  • Analyse the impact of a range of external factors on an organisation to include a PEST analysis (Political Economic Social Technological)
  • Examine the need to and various ways that organisations adapt to and manage change
  • Explore the role of management within an organisation to include planning, organising ,motivating, monitoring, review and control
  • Evaluate a range of business management techniques and tools for planning, management control and measuring performance within a business organisation to include budgetary and non budgetary forms of control and performance indicators
  • Examine the difference between management and leadership and the impact of different management and leadership styles on group and individual performance within an organisation
  • Appraise the role of human resources function and the human resource tools and techniques used to recruit, select and appraise employees and resolve conflict within an organisation
  • Design a procedure for a management process within an organisation
  • Design an appropriate workflow system for a business related task to include documentation of the process, identification of responsibilities and expected outputs
  • Compile a report on a management process to include a review and evaluation of the process 12 Evaluate the performance of an individual or group within an organisation to include objectives and performance indicators.

Why should I do this course ?

  • Necessary for all mangers already working in the hospitality sector

What are the entry requirements ?

Education: As per ETB Operating Guidelines and Skills to Advance Route 3 Criteria. Nominated learners must meet the criteria outlined in the Target Learner Profile and Programme Entry Requirements above. The training provider is committed, in principle, to the on-going development of arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (RPL). Learners must be currently employed in, or aspire to progress from their current role into, a supervisory management role in a hospitality or tourism establishment. Applicants seeking entry to the programme must also be capable of completing the programme assessments. They must have achieved a minimum of a NFQ level 5 major award or its equivalent prior to entry to the programme, or have achieved the relevant skills, knowledge and competences through work experience.

Aptitude: Learners must be currently employed in, or aspire to progress from their current role into, a supervisory management role in a hospitality or tourism establishment. Applicants seeking entry to the programme must also be capable of completing the programme assessments. They must have achieved a minimum of a NFQ level 5 major award or its equivalent prior to entry to the programme, or have achieved the relevant skills, knowledge and competences through work experience.

Previous Experience: Learners must be currently employed in, or aspire to progress from their current role into, a supervisory management role in a hospitality or tourism establishment. As this is a Skills to Advance funded programme, learners must be defined as an ‘employee’. Under Skills to Advance policy, ‘employees’ are defined as those who work part-time or full-time under a contract of employment, whether oral or written, express or implied, have recognised rights and duties and are in receipt of pay for their service. Self-employed persons are eligible to participate. Employees on the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme can also be considered

What is the certification ?

QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Business Management (6N4310)

Fee Information

Fees apply to all part-time programmes.

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.

Still have questions ?

Contact Claire O Shea (Business Support Unit)  066 714 9600 or Click Here to Email

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 Caroline on our Part-time courses team at Monavalley on 066-7149600 or Stephen on our Part-time courses team in Listowel on 067-21023.

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 www.fetchcourses.ie

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

All new applicants must set up a free account on www.fetchcourses.ie. 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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