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Chef - Day Release Programme - Catering Industry Only

Course Code(s):  5M2088
QQI Award Code:  5M2088 Professional Cookery
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Crumlin College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This traineeship programme is designed to enable chefs to learn on the job while formalising their training on a day release basis in Crumlin College. The course is based on a solid foundation of practical culinary skills and techniques reinforced by a formal academic qualification - Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery. Successful graduates of Stage 1 may then advance onto the BA in Culinary Arts (HETAC/QQI) Level 7 in participating Institutes of Technology. During the first two years of the course trainees learn fundamental culinary techniques, the theory & practice of professional cookery, menu design, cost control, food science and health & safety supported by academic knowledge.

What will you Study?

The National Chef Traineeship is designed to enable chefs to learn on the job while formalising their training on a day release basis in Crumlin College. The course is based on a solid foundation of practical culinary skills and techniques reinforced by a formal academic qualification -Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery. Successful graduates of Stage 1 may then advance onto the BA in Culinary Arts (HETAC) Level 7 in participating Institutes of Technology.
Professional cookery
Menu design
Cost control
Food science
Health and Safety at Work 5N1794
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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.
Chef   Commis Chef  
Restaurant / Catering Manager   Pastry Chef   
Sommelier   Sous Chef  

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