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Cookery - Professional

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Colaiste Dhulaigh 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 Professional Cookery one year course has a combination of practical and theoretical modules designed to assist the learner in finding employment within the catering industry or progress to Higher Education. The course provides the student with an opportunity to obtain experience in a wide range of specialised areas such as Food and Beverage Services, Kitchen, Health and Safety, while at the same time obtaining a sound general knowledge in areas needed to function in the hotel and catering environment. 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?

Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
Culinary Techniques 5N0630
Pastry, Baking and Desserts 5N2048
Meal Service 5N0635
Work Practice 5N1433
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Word Processing 5N1358
International Cuisines 5N0632
HACCP Food Safety
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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