Push your business to change, grow and expand with a Bar Manager Degree Apprentice.
"The Irish bar trade is synonymous across the world with great service and superb personal engagement. This is all thanks to the people in the sector. It is a people-rich and people-dependent business.
This programme is designed to assist those engaged in the sector to improve their professional skills and qualifications and, as a result, enhance their career progression. In doing that it will help to further increase the standards within the sector, the quality of service to the consumer and the reputation of the country as a truly world-class tourist destination.
The VFI fully supports this programme as a means to providing an increased pool of well-trained, suitably qualified managers and thereby facilitate the growth of individual business and the sector as a whole."
- Padraig Cribben, Chief Executive Vintners’ Federation of Ireland
This BA in Bar Management aims to develop compliant, confident and effective bar managers who can work autonomously and manage all aspects of a bar trade while delivering an excellent consistent customer and staff experience.
The programme aims to provide learners with the range of integrated skills required to operate a compliant bar trade including:
an understanding of the legal and regulatory framework
leadership and management skills
food and beverage knowledge
finance, marketing, human resource management, communications, and personal development.
The programme aims to develop independent expert learners who are purposeful & motivated, resourceful and knowledgeable, and strategic and goal-directed.
Graduates will be able to take senior positions as bar managers nationally and internationally in the licensed trade, hotels and other food and beverage retail outlets. These roles are becoming more available with the advent of the larger bar trade groupings.
Representatives from across the licensed trade have developed this programme to respond to the challenges the sector is facing due to the pandemic, to assist with the recovery and to help the sector thrive in the future.
It is vital for the sector's recovery that it develops entrepreneurial bar managers who are creative and adaptive.
The programme is a three-year degree apprenticeship with one day a week in the classroom for 30 weeks per annum.
This apprenticeship leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Bar Management.
Principles of Marketing
Leadership and Management
Bar Environment and Equipment
Food and Beverage Management
Food and Beverage Products and Service
Bar Legal and Regulatory Framework including (RSA)
Personal and Professional Development
Business Development Project
Occupational Health and Safety
Business Development Skills
Workplace mentors are supported with a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 Certificate in Workplace Mentoring (5 ECTS).
The consortium steering group’s coordination provider Griffith College has applied to QQI for validation of the programme.