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Professional Cookery

Course Code(s):  6M2099
QQI Award Code:  6M2099 Professional Cookery
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M2099
QQI Award Code 6M2099 Professional Cookery
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year course offers students the opportunities to achieve a career in the Catering industry. The course provides the student with an opportunity to obtain experience in a wide range of specialised areas such as Culinary Techniques, Health and Safety, Producing a Culinary Event while at the same time obtaining a sound general knowledge in areas needed to function in the hotel and catering environment.

Each week students spend three days in college and two days on work placement. The College has developed strong working relationships with the Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) and the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI). This course gives students over the age of 18 the possibility to be selected for an Erasmus + European mobility exchange (subject to funding).

What will you Study?

Culinary Techniques
Pastry
Baking and Desserts
Menu Design and Applied Nutrition
International Cuisines
Producing a Culinary Event
Gastronomy
Culinary Food Safety Management
Hospitality Business Management
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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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.
Hotel General Manager   Hospitality Manager  
Travel Agency Manager   Conference & Banqueting/ Event Co-ordinator  
Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager   Spa Manager  
Sous Chef   Pastry Chef   
Restaurant / Catering Manager   Commis Chef  
Chef   Sommelier  
Tour Guide   Travel Courier / Resort Representative  
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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