Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts - Professional Cookery (Level 5)

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

Awarding Body

  • QQI - Professional Cookery Award Level 5 5M2088

Career & Employment Opportunities

Successful students may choose to go on to full-time QQI - Level 6 courses in various Institutes of Technology. Students may also gain employment in industry as Commis Chefs & obtain placement on the National Apprenticeship Programme in Professional Cookery. This would be a natural progression for students who complete this course in Crumlin College.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standard of education. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview/assessment.

Subjects

Practical

  • Pastry, Baking & Desserts
  • International Cuisines
  • Culinary Techniques
  • Spreadsheet Methods


Theory

  • Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Meal Service
Culinary Arts - Professional Cookery (Level 6)

This is a one-year full-time advanced cookery course ideally suited to students who wish to expand and enhance their skills, knowledge, and creativity for a career in the Catering Industry. Students have the opportunity to achieve a solid grounding in specialised areas of Culinary Techniques, Food Safety Management and Producing a Culinary Event. In addition, students will participate in work experience at all levels of the hospitality sector leading to a higher proficiency level in Culinary Arts.

Awarding Body

  • QQI - Professional Cookery Award Level 6 6M2099

Career & Employment Opportunities

Employment in the Catering Industry remains steady and graduates from this course will find themselves in great demand. Graduates will be competent to take up employment as professional chefs in a wide range of hospitality establishments. Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate / Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent standard of education. Exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview/assessment.

Subjects

Practical:

  • Pastry, Baking & Desserts
  • International Cuisines
  • Culinary Techniques
  • Producing a Culinary Event


Theory:

  • Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition
  • Gastronomy
  • Hospitality Business Systems
  • Culinary Food Safety Management
  • Work Experience
New Apprenticeship

Crumlin College in association with the Irish Hotel Federation is delighted to bring this new two year apprenticeship programme.  Succesful candidates obtain an advance Level 6 QQI Qualification in Culinary Arts.  This course is a combination of practical skills and essential theory, both on and off the job, which fosters a comprehensive understanding of the key principles of our trade. Strong industrial experience, coupled with professional links to industry, is a key part of this course. 

Awarding Body

QQI - Professional Cookery Award Level 6 6M2099

Subjects

Practical

  • Pastry, Baking & Desserts
  • International Cuisines
  • Culinary Innovation & Techniques
  • Global Cuisines
  • Buffet Skills
  • Volume Food Production
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Spreadsheet Methods


Theory

  • Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Meal Service
  • Computer Essentials
  • Health & Saftey
     

For more information please visit the CDETB press release.

To apply please visit apprenticeship.ie.

How to find us

Crumlin College of Further Education, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

+353 1 454 0662

enrol@ccfe.cdetb.ie