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We asked Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Professional Cookery

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2088 CI061PC
QQI Award Code 5M2088 Professional Cookery
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course will enable students to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of food science, food technology and food hygiene. Students will develop an understanding of menu planning and meal service and will also have the opportunity to obtain certification in Level 2 Food Hygiene accredited by the Environmental Health Officers Association (EHOA).

What will you Study?

This course will enable students to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of food science, food technology and food hygiene. Students will develop an understanding of menu planning and meal service and will also have the opportunity to obtain certification in Level 2 Food Hygiene accredited by the Environmental Health Officers’ Association (EHOA).

Culinary Techniques 5N0630
Food Science and Technology 5N0730
International Cuisines 5N0632
French 4N1172
German 4N1173
Spanish 4N1178
Meal Service 5N0635
Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition 5N2085
Pastry, Baking and Desserts 5N2048
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Practice 5N1433
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M2088

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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