QQI Level 5
Do you want to be an ambassador for West Cork in the Hospitality sector? Get the skills necessary to allow to you work in restaurants, bars, hotels and B&Bs and be part of the vibrant Tourism and Hospitality community in the West Cork area. This QQI Level 5 Certificate course allows students to learn a range of hospitality service skills including customer relations, service and accommodation maintenance as well as food and beverage preparation and service.



1 year


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Course Fees

€550 including Examination Fees (Medical Card holders are exempt from €250)



QQI Level 5 Award  in Hospitality Operations



Catherine O’Donovan

(028) 21644

  • Food Preparation (Cooking Skills)
  • Accommodation Techniques
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Meal Service
  • Beverage Service (Bar Skills)
  • Restaurant Skills
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. 
  • Professional guest lecturers
  • Work Placement 
  • Site Visits
  • Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience)
  • Level 1 and 2 Food Safety & Hygiene training


  • Cork College of Commerce QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012
  • Great progression links to CIT, ITT and Shannon College of Hotel Management, see our website for details.

Bar staff, waiting staff in Bars, hotels, cafes, tea shops and B&Bs, accommodation assistants, reception staff in hotels, hostels and B&Bs, kitchen staff in hotels, restaurants, deli, cafes, tea rooms.