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GA372
Food Innovation and Enterprise

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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This course provides students with an insight into the diverse world of Culinary Arts with a strong emphasis on developing culinary skills. Food safety and nutrition modules form an integral part of learning in years one and two.

Skills are further enhanced with a thirty-week (6 + months) work placement at the end of second year followed by students specialising in Pastry or Hot kitchen.

Students are educated in a wide variety of business subjects such as; Law, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Management and Information Technology.


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GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA372 - Food Innovation and Enterprise
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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 various levels within professional kitchens. As this award is predominately a business degree, career opportunities may be varied and exciting for successful candidates.



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