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GA361
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 thhis level.

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

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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.

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2 Years
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This chef training course provides students with the skills, knowledge & competencies required to work in the culinary arts sector and includes a work placement. 

This programme will help students to develop specialised culinary skills through the acquisition of artistic and technological competencies, within a realistic working environment.


GMIT Graduate, Ulriche Hoeche, Culinary Arts
GMIT - Culinary Arts - Tourism and Arts

GMIT - Studying Culinary Arts

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GA361 - Culinary Arts
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA361 - Culinary Arts
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates gain employment at Commis Chef, Chef de Partie and Sous Chef levels and, with relevant experience, may become Head Chef of small and medium sized kitchens.

Graduates can be found working in locations all over the world and have led culinary teams in establishments ranging from Michelin star restaurants to global catering companies.



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