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Training & Development – Special Purpose QQI Level 6 ESF+

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Programme Overview

Training & Development QQI Level 6 – Special Purpose Award

The award is comprised of two separate component awards.

  • Training Delivery and Evaluation – Component Award. This award aims to provide all participants with an overview of the core Training Design and Delivery which will enhance their training ability on a practical and professional level.
  • Training Needs Identification & Design – Component Award. This award provides learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify training and development needs at an organisation and or individual level.

Who is this course for?

This programme, involving both components is designed for both new and experienced trainers, consultants and those all already involved in Learning and Development roles. It is also designed for those who wish to receive an approved National Qualification.

Training Delivery and Evaluation – Trainer Led

This programme is designed to enable participants to impart skills and experience to others with confidence through designing and delivering professional training with positive learning outcomes for all involved. This course aims to provide all participants with an overview of the core Training Design and Delivery which will enhance their training ability on a practical and professional level.

Duration:

3 Trainer-led full days + 1 Skills Demonstration Day

Schedule:

Tuesday 9th April

Tuesday 16th April

Tuesday 30th April

Skills Demonstration Tuesday 7th May

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this component you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to design and deliver professional training sessions that yield positive learning outcomes.
  • Strengthen training competencies on practical and professional fronts.
  • Acquire an understanding of fundamental training design principles to optimise the effectiveness of training delivery.

Module Breakdown:
Module 1: Introduction and Purpose of Training & Adult Learning
Module 2: Systematic Training & Planning and Preparing
Module 3: Delivering, Assessing, Reviewing – Evaluation
Module 4: Diversity and Legislation

Training Needs Identification & Design – Self Directed E-Learning

This programme provides participants with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify training and development needs at an organisation and or individual level. It offers participants the opportunity to learn the skills of devising a training plan and to explore the scope of training and development design. The aim of this programme is to provide a practical insight into the training needs analysis, identification and design.

This component is delivered as a self-directed programme through our Moodle /MyOptimum e-learning platform.

Duration:

Self directed learning over 10-12 weeks.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this component you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying training and development needs at organisational and individual levels.
  • Develop the skills necessary to create detailed training plans customised to address specific requirements.
  • Explore various aspects of training and development design to effectively align with organisational objectives.

Module Breakdown:
Module 1: Learning concepts and internal and external factors that influence training and development.
Module 2: Purpose of training and impact of organisational strategy, policy and vision on training and development.
Module 3: Benefits of TNA, range of approaches and techniques to conduct a TNA and the stages Involved.
Module 4: Instructional System Design Models (ISD).
Module 5: Identifying barriers to training and organisational attitudes, training plan and cost benefit analysis.
Module 6: Designing a training intervention and developing training content and material to include training aids.
Module 7: Performance management approaches, conducting a TNA and evaluating training outcomes.

Assessment

Training Delivery and Evaluation 
• Skills Demonstration (40%)
• Learner Records (20%)
• Project (40%)
Training Needs identification & Design 
• Project (60%)
• Assignment 1 (20%)
• Assignment 2 (20%)

Entry Requirements

  • Level 5 or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Competent in self-directed learning

 

 

Trainer

Optimum Limited

Optimum Limited provides a wide range of business development, consultancy and training to companies across all industry sectors, whilst offering client-specific and scheduled training programmes. The fundamental purpose of our training and development programmes is to link company objectives to individuals in order to achieve outstanding business performance.
Optimum also provide business support initiatives, such as organisational development, change management services, professional mentoring and coaching skills. Since its establishment in 1990, Optimum has demonstrated a clear correlation between people development and the bottom line. This ethos has helped Optimum in establishing a portfolio of highly reputable clients in the private sector, state and local agencies, universities and professional bodies.

Louise Burke – Specialist Trainer

Louise has extensive experience of working in consulting, training, and facilitation within all main commercial areas. Her areas of specialisation include Personal Effectiveness (providing training for the past 15+ years) and Career Development. She has worked with companies at every level of development from business start-up to sustainable enterprises at growth stage on behalf of Optimum Limited. She is a senior Trainer and Mentor to our key clients and has a proven track record in delivering results in both training delivery and mentoring support. She has a natural training and facilitation style that encourages full participation and achieves results.

Jill Tuite – Specialist Trainer

Jill is an exceptionally experienced and high performing Learning and Development Professional with over 25yrs experience in both Corporate and SME sectors.
She has vast experience in managing the training cycle from training needs assessment and performance stages ensuring successful implementation of programmes. Jill’s proven track record of professionalism and excellence in delivering and facilitating has been demonstrated through a number of industry accolades
achieved. Jill’s immense experience and genuine passion for learning, combined with extensive expertise in Coaching with Neuroscience, has resulted in the successful growth of both individuals and their organisations.

To avail of discounted rate, please use Network Member’s discount at checkout: RHmember19




Rebrand Yourself for Career Progression Cork 2024

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of you as your own brand when returning to the workplace.
  2. Understand and list the essentials of teamwork and perform the skills to work as part of a team.
  3. Have the key skills and techniques to build personal impact, influence and effectiveness when dealing with people.
  4. Know what a good CV looks like and have the skills to compose one.
  5. Be able to prepare effectively for interviews by participating in a mock interview.
  6. Develop a personal contingency plan.
  7. Develop a digital profile on LinkedIn/Jobs Ireland to improve employment opportunities and begin to network with professionals.
  8. Have completed 3 -5 days work experience.
  9. Have visited training centres to learn about further opportunities to develop and for employment.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone who is currently unemployed or on temporary lay off.

(If you are unsure if you qualify please email info@rhskillnet.ie to enquire)

Course Schedule & Modules Covered

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Teamwork & Communication
  • Time Management
  • CV & Interview Prep
  • Creating a Digital Profile (LinkedIn)
  • Contingency Planning
  • Guest Speakers – from different industries in the area to gain understanding of opportunities available.
  • Work Experience or Project (work experience included in 20 days and should be 3 -5 days)

Course Dates:

Tuesday 4th June – Friday 7th June,

Monday 10th June – Friday 14th June,

Monday 17th June – Friday 21st June,

Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June,

Monday 1st July

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The Progressive Leader Programme 2024

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand how leadership is evolving in modern contexts.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in emotional intelligence and comprehend the social neuroscience of emotions.
  3. Identify the correlations between behavior, performance, and decision-making processes.
  4. Develop strategies to embody the leadership qualities your team requires.
  5. Improve delegation skills for more efficient task management.
  6. Enhance awareness of others and cultivate empathy within team dynamics.
  7. Cultivate authenticity in leadership practices.
  8. Utilise fault-free conflict analysis techniques.
  9. Foster approachability and trust-building skills to strengthen relationships.
  10. Implement techniques to transform team meetings for improved productivity.
  11. Identify the characteristics of high-performing teams and develop strategies for building them.
  12. Incorporate emotional and moral reasoning into decision-making processes.
  13. Foster psychological safety within the team to promote high performance.
  14. Develop personal resilience and create a mentally healthy work environment for team members.
  15. Establish a talent development framework to nurture organizational growth.
  16. Foster a coaching culture within the team.
  17. Utilise persuasion, coaching, and influence techniques to inspire peak performance among team members.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at owners, managers and supervisors working in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Content Covered

Module 1- The Aware Manager

  • How leadership is changing
  • The power of emotional Intelligence and understand the social neuroscience of emotions and the connections between behaviour, performance and decision-making.
    –  Understand the science of emotions and the connections between behaviour, performance and decision-making.

Module 2 – The Empathetic Manager

  • How you can become the leader your team needs
  • How to delegate more effectively
  • Enhance awareness of others and empathy

Module 3 – The Authentic Manager

  • How to become an authentic leader
  • Fault free conflict analysis
  • Be approachable, enhance how you connect and build trust with others.

Module 4 – The Expansive Manager

  • Transforming team meetings
  • What makes a great team and building a high performing team
  • Discover decision-making that incorporates emotional and moral reasoning.

Module 5 – The Resilient Manager

  • Building psychological Safety to enhance high performance
  • Develop personal resilience and create a mentally healthy working environment for others.

Module 6 – The Empowering Manager

  • Creating a talent factory
  • Building a coaching culture
  • Inspire performance through persuasion, coaching, and influence

What’s included?

  • Six x two hour virtual instructor-led learning modules
  • Professionally facilitated modules that include breakout room activities, group discussion, polls and chat
  • A digital workbook to support note-taking, capturing insights and development planning
  • A one-on-one professional coaching session to create a Leadership EI Development plan
  • An Emotional Culture Survey creating a Prosperous Work Culture Development Plan
    PLUS
  • Genos Grow is a cutting-edge, on-demand, learning platform that helps managers develop life-changing emotional intelligence skills anywhere, at any time. It drives behaviour change through integrated nudges, and includes inspiring resources, Emotional Intelligence tips, guided meditations, and videos. ( Six month access)

Trainer Profile

Una Crilly, Positive Impact

Una is one of the leading Hospitality Leadership Consultants in Ireland. She has pioneered innovative leadership programmes for hospitality managers so they are equipped to thrive in today’s times. Una is passionate about supporting hospitality managers to create positive work environments where people can contribute fully to offering a world class service. Una has over 20 years experience developing managers and building high performing teams.

Testimonial

“One of the best continuing education courses I completed was “Leading with Emotional Intelligence in the Hospitality Industry” led by the incredible Una Crilly. Highly recommend this course for all hospitality Managers!”

 

Mary Higgins- Hotel Director Oranmore Lodge Hotel




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 2nd & 3rd September

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Course dates

2nd & 3rd September 10am – 5pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 3rd & 4th August

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Course dates

11th & 12th March 10am – 5pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 1st & 2nd July

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Course dates

1st & 2nd July 10am – 5pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 18th & 19th May

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Course dates

18th & 19th May 10am – 5pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 11th & 12th March

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Course dates

11th & 12th March 10am – 5pm.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




2-Week Bartender Course starting 16th September

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Course dates

16th – 27th September 10am – 4pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

The 2-Week course includes:

  • Tools and Equipment
  • Glassware & Glass Handling
  • Tills & Cash/Card handling
  • Tray Handling Skills
  • Customer Service Principles
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Shift Preparation
  • Stock Handling
  • Introduction to Beer
  • Draught Beer & Cellar Management
  • Introduction to Wine
  • Barista Training
  • Classic Cocktails
  • Light Spirits Overview
  • Aged Spirits Overview
  • Tastings

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design
  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




2-Week Bartender Course starting 17th June

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Course dates

17th – 28th June 10am – 4pm

Additional dates available. Please contact us.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

The 2-Week course includes:

  • Tools and Equipment
  • Glassware & Glass Handling
  • Tills & Cash/Card handling
  • Tray Handling Skills
  • Customer Service Principles
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Shift Preparation
  • Stock Handling
  • Introduction to Beer
  • Draught Beer & Cellar Management
  • Introduction to Wine
  • Barista Training
  • Classic Cocktails
  • Light Spirits Overview
  • Aged Spirits Overview
  • Tastings

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design
  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.