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TL620
Culinary Arts

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

Employment Opportunities
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 Years
Duration of course
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150

2017 Points

150

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Culinary Arts provides a pathway for creative employment opportunities within all aspects of the food industry. This programme provides students with a knowledge and understanding of kitchen technologies, the business aspects of catering operations and the science and nutrition of food. Our students engage in an active kitchen environment on a daily basis both individually and as part of a team. Students also operate and manage a training restaurant within the college.

 


Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts - IT Tralee

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The programme will allow students to develop their career in the following areas:

  • Professional Chef
  • Pastry/Confectionary/Sugar Craft
  • Food Product Development
  • Culinary Arts
  • Kitchen Management
  • Food Safety Consultancy.

These opportunities are available in areas across the food industry such as:

  • Restaurants, cafés, bistros
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Industrial and contract catering - airlines, hospitals, school
  • Cruise liners
  • Food manufacturing and processing
  • Licensed trade.



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