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Crumlin College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education


 

Culinary Arts - Professional Cookery


Course Code:  5M2088
Award Code(s):  5M2088
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This is a one year course ideally suited to the practically oriented student. On completion of this Course, students sit FETAC/QQI Examinations. Successful candidates will go on to further training in DIT or IT's. Students may also seek direct entry to the Catering Industry. Work experience forms an integral part of the Course.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Practical
Pastry, Baking & Desserts
International Cuisines
Culinary Techniques
Spreadsheet Methods
Work Practice
Theory
Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition
Personal Effectiveness
Food Science & Technology
Meal Service

 

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Progression Routes

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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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5M2088