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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 

Professional Cookery - Advanced Certificate


Course Code(s):  6M2099
QQI Award Code:  6M2099 Professional Cookery
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to work using a range of specialised skills in a professional kitchen. The course provides the student with an opportunity to obtain experience in a wide range of specialised areas such as food and beverage services, bakeries, and busy restaurants while gaining a sound general knowledge in areas needed to function in the hotel and catering environment.

 

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
Menu Design and Applied Nutrition
Culinary Food Safety Management
Gastronomy
Culinary Event
Hospitality Business
International Cuisine
Work Experience
Pastry Baking and Desserts.

 

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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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