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Karl Curran

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I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!
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Professional Cookery

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

Kerry 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

The programme will present learners with the opportunity to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of the requirements to work in the industry.

Students will also develop an understanding of menu planning and meal service. On completion of this programme students will have the option to progress to direct employment or progress to further training.

What will you Study?

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