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Kinsale College of Further Education

Kinsale College of Further Education

Professional Cookery


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

 
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Description...
This course allows learners to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of nutrition, food science and food hygiene. The course includes active menu planning and menu service in our restaurant.

Students also have the opportunity to obtain a primary certificate accredited by the Environmental Health Officers Association (E.H.O.A). In addition, students have the opportunity to complete Fire Safety Training, First Aid Training and Manual Handling Training.

 

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

Culinary Techniques 5N0630
Meal Service 5N0635
Pastry, Baking & Desserts 5N2084
Menu & Applied Nutrition 5N2085
Food Science & Technology 5N0730
Word Processing 5N1358
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Work Practice 5N1433
International Cuisine 5N0632

 

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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