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An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.
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DT432
Culinary Arts (Profesional Culinary Practice)

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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.

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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 unique program integrates the theoretical and practical performance elements of culinary arts education to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to build successful careers in today’s fast growing, ever changing culinary arts, hospitality and food industries.

The programme is of two years duration and includes a period of industry work experience. The programme is built around three core areas of the culinary arts disciplines namely:

Culinary Arts Performance Culinary
Science Management,
Languages and
Information Technology

Core culinary modules such as kitchen & larder, pastry and wine studies are married with modules in gastronomy, aesthetics, nutrition, culinary science, culinary information systems, languages and business studies.

The programme is offered in a modular format: On the successful completion of year one and two, graduates are awarded a Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts (Professional Culinary Practice).

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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 may expect to develop careers as qualified professionals in the culinary, foodservice and hospitality industries (including hotels, restaurants, industrial catering, food retail outlets, licensed trade, cruise liners and other food related industries) and advance towards positions as fully qualified chefs and catering supervisors / managers.

Students successfully completing this programme will be eligible to apply for consideration to transfer to the BA in Culinary Arts, the BSc in Culinary Entrepreneurship and similar programmes in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.



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