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Professional Cookery

Course Code(s):  5M2088
QQI Award Code:  5M2088 Professional Cookery
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2088
QQI Award Code 5M2088 Professional Cookery
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course allows learners to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of nutrition, food science and food hygiene. The course includes active menu planning and menu service in our restaurant. Students also have the opportunity to obtain a primary certificate accredited by the Environmental Health Officers Association (E.H.O.A). In addition, students have the opportunity to complete Fire Safety Training, First Aid Training and Manual Handling Training.

What will you Study?

Culinary Techniques 5N0630
Meal Service 5N0635
Pastry, Baking and Desserts 5N2048
Menu and Applied Nutrition 5N2085
Food Science and Technology 5N0730
Word Processing 5N1358
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Work Practice 5N1433
International Cuisines 5N0632
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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5M2088

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Chef   Sommelier  
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Leisure Centre Manager   Bar Manager / Publican  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Tourism & Hospitality
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.