Learning for Life: Working in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector Programme


Learning for Life is about giving you the skills to work in the tourism and hospitality sector. It is supported by Diageo Ireland.

What does the programme cover?

  • Food Hygiene and HACCP
  • Manual Handling
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Bar and Food Service Skills
  • Knowledge of Wine, Spirits, Beer and Hot Beverages
  • Tourism and Hospitality Appreciation
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Communications and Interview Skills
  • One to one coaching from an experienced industry expert Learning Trips and tours
  • Practical Project work
  • Infection prevention and control (Covid 19)
  • Responsible serving of alcohol
  • Wellbeing and personal resilience

Participants who successfully complete the programme will be awarded industry recognised certificates of completion and knowledge.

How long is the programme?

The training is 5 days a week for 4 weeks. It will be delivered through a combination of:

  • Online self-directed learning modules
  • Live on-line webinars with tutors
  • One to one coaching and learning support conducted online

The programme will require approximately 4 hours of your time each day.

Following completion of the 4 weeks training you will be required to complete a short project that allows you to use the knowledge you have learned to demonstrate how you can find a job in the hospitality industry (e.g. a bar, restaurant or hotel).

The course will start on 21ST JUNE 2021.

Can I apply for the programme?

If you are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment please make contact with your local Intreo office to establish eligibility. If you are interested in a career in hospitality, this is a very relevant and important course for you. We encourage you to apply.

If you would like further information, please contact Angela Smith at asmithbluestar@gmail.com.

Will I keep my income support?

During the course, your will retain your Social Welfare payment subject to continued eligibility.

Closing date:


Testimony from a learner

“I completed the Learning for Life: Hospitality and Tourism Course in December 2020 and I would highly recommend the course. The tutors are excellent and most approachable and the course syllabus is well structured with some inspiring guest speakers also contributing. Having not come from the industry, the course has armed me with skills and tools that I plan to put into use in 2021 when the hospitality and tourism industry comes back in force.”

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
10th Jun, 2021
Expiry Date
18th Jun, 2021