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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 

Culinary Skills


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

 
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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 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.

Culinary Techniques
Meal Service
Pastry, Baking and Desserts
Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
Personal Effectiveness
Work Practice
Food Science and Technology
Word Processing
International Cuisine
French

 

Important: 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.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Officer   Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food  
Food Technologist   Food Safety Consultant  
Geotechnician   Food Scientist  
Landscape Manager   Landscape Scientist  
Dairy Industry Scientist   Cartographer   
Arborist   Agricultural Adviser  
Forester - Professional   Farmer - Dairy  
Agricultural Scientist   Groundsperson  
Horticultural Manager   Brewer  
Farmer - Dry Stock   Farm Manager  
Horticultural Scientist   Hazardous Waste Specialist  
Agricultural Inspector   Conservation Officer - Nature  
Receptionist - Hotel   Travel Agency Manager  
Conference & Banqueting/ Event Co-ordinator   Spa Manager  
Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager   Pastry Chef   
Chef   Commis Chef  
Restaurant/Catering Manager   Sommelier  
Sous Chef   Baker/Confectioner  
Hotel Rooms Division Manager   Environmental Technician  
Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon   Timber Technologist  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Tourism & Hospitality
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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