Monday 11th April -Friday 5th August
16 weeks 9am-5pm
Course Category: Chef Training
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Required: none
About the course
This course is delivered full-time over a 4 month period and followed by 2 months work placement. This course is ideal for those wishing to begin their training as professional chef’s in the world of tourism and hospitality. As a trainee chef you will be introduced to all aspects of basic culinary techniques and food safety. On completing this course you will have the basic skills, foundation and knowledge to further your career in an exciting and fast paced industry. Your training will cover the theory and practical skills required to begin your journey as a professional cook.
An overview of the School of Cookery in conjunction with the Irish International Hotel & Catering School (IIHCS) QQI Level 5 programme is as follows:
This programme of study meets all of the Learning Outcomes outlined in the QQI LEVEL 5 MAJOR AWARD Certificate in Professional Cookery 5M2088.
The development of theoretical knowledge in the classroom, in conjunction with a strong emphasis on practical skills in the training kitchen will help learners to develop a range of very useful industry specific skills. Upon completion of this programme participants will have achieved a Major Award at QQI level 5, and have a pathway to employment or further education through the National Framework of Qualifications at the School of Cookery or other Institutions.
The programme duration is conducted over 16 weeks.
The school week will consist of 5 days in the classroom/ Kitchen and 8 weeks (40 days)on work placement.
Registration fees and tutorial fees: €2900
Use of school of food knives (it is recommended that students purchase their own knives, see instructor regarding student knife set )
Use of text books
Work experience will be closely monitored and will be undertaken in suitably registered restaurants and hotels in the region. Each Learner on work experience will be allocated a Work Experience Mentor to support and monitor their development.
Butterly business park, Kilemore road, Artane Dublin 5
5N0630 Culinary Techniques
5N0730 Food Science and Technology
5N0632 International Cuisine
5N2084 Pastry, Baking and Desserts
5N0635 Meal Service
5N2085 Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
5N1358 Word Processing
5N1390 Personal Effectiveness
5N1433 Work Practice
Modules are subject to change as determined by the IIHCS
All modules are QQI validated.
This course is subject to external evaluation by QQI