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Advanced Professional Cookery

Course Description

This programme will present learners with an opportunity to enter employment in the food industry. This programme offers the student a wide knowledge in kitchen skills , food nutrition and hospitality systems preparing the student for the hospitality industry.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Culinary Techniques
  • Culinary Food Safety Management
  • Gastronomy
  • Hospitality Business Systems
  • Producing a Culinary Event
  • Pastry, Baking & Desserts
  • Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition
  • International Cuisine
  • Work Practice

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Students entering this programme will normally have a Level 5 in a related area.  Mature students are very welcome.  Access to this programme will be decided by interview. 

Work Experience

Work experience forms and integral part of this KCFE programme.  Students participate in quality placements allowing a valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in industry.  Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this programme can enter the work force within the hospitality sector. 

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education 
Students may progress to study Level 7 and Level 8 degree programmes in culinary arts at various Institutes of Technology.

Course Fees

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of any other fees available on request from college office.


  • QQI Level 6 in Professional Cookery - 6M2099

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

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