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A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

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Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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Culinary Skills

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

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme gives learners the opportunity to pursue a career in the catering trade and in hospitalities, the course aims to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop their own natural abilities in professional cookery and to gain experience in the catering trade, explore their creative ability, develop confidence in working within the catering industry

What will you Study?

Culinary Techniques 5N0630
Meal Service 5N0635
Pastry, Baking and Desserts 5N2048
Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Work Practice 5N1433
Food Science and Technology 5N0730
Word Processing 5N1358
International Cuisines
French 5N1623
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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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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Leisure Centre Manager   Bar Manager / Publican  

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Tourism & Hospitality
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