Culinary & Hospitality

Courses

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Culinary Arts

Professional Cookery Level 5

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Hospitality, Hotel, Bar & Restaurant Studies

Level 5

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Advanced Culinary Arts

Professional Cookery Level 6

Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery)

Course Code: 5M2088

 

Course Content: 

  • 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

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Cookery

Aim:

This one year course aims to provide students with the necessary practical skills and theoretical knowledge to pursue a career in Culinary Arts. All students participate in work experience where they practice their skills and gain valuable knowledge in the industry. This course was developed in response to the skills shortages currently being experienced within this industry in Ireland.

This course is timetabled over three days per week to accommodate chefs working in the industry.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates may opt to progress directly into employment as junior chefs in hotels, restaurants, bars and other organisations involved in the food and beverage industry. Alternatively graduates are eligible to apply to Culinary Arts Level 6 here in DIFE or to a range of Culinary Arts Degree Programmes in Institutes of Technology nationwide including DKIT, and TU Dublin – Cathal Brugha Street.

 


TU Dublin

Dundalk IT

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2088 Professional Cookery

DIFE Course Title:  Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

DIT Health and Nutrition for Culinary Arts, Culinary Entrepreneurship
WIT, DKIT, IT Tralee, GMIT Culinary Arts
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2088 Professional Cookery

DIFE Course Title:  Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials € 200 – Ingredients
DIFE Total € 650
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

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Hospitality, Hotel, Bar & Restaurant Studies

Course Code: 5M2208

 

Course Content: 

  • Accommodation Techniques
  • Food Preparation
  • Customer Service
  • Work Practice
  • Reception & Frontline Office Skills
  • Food Hygiene
  • Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Barista Skills

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality Operations

Aim:

This one year course aims to train students in a broad range of hospitality skills. On-site assessment and training in an industry setting provides learners with excellent opportunities to gain valuable hands on experience and gain valuable knowledge of the hospitality industry.

Progression & Career Options: 

Students who successfully complete this programme will achieve the Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality Operations 5M2083. Graduates may opt to progress directly into employment in hotels, restaurants, bars and other organisations involved in the hospitality, food and beverage industry.

Alternatively, graduates may progress to a programme leading to a Level 6 QQI Certificate or apply to progress to DKIT, TU Dublin City Campus, AIT, GMIT.

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology. Students will have an opportunity to apply to undertake six months work placement at the Irish College in Leuven, Belgium (under the Erasmus Scheme.)

 


Athlone IT

TU Dublin City Campus

GMIT

DKIT

Course Code and QQI Title:  552083 – Hospitality Operations

DIFE Course Title:  Hotel, Catering & Hospitality Studies

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

Employment in hotels, restaurants, bars and other organisations in the hospitality and food & beverage industry.
TU Dublin (City Campus) Health and Nutrition for Culinary Arts, Culinary Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, Bar Studies (Management & Entrepreneurship)
WIT, DKIT, IT Tralee, GMIT Culinary Arts
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  552083 – Hospitality Operations

DIFE Course Title:  Hotel, Catering & Hospitality Studies

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials

€ 70 – Ingredients

DIFE Total € 520
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Advanced Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery)

Course Code: 6M2099

 

Course Content: 

  • Culinary Techniques
  • Menu Design & Applied Nutrition
  • Culinary Food Safety Management
  • Gastronomy
  • Producing a Culinary Event
  • Hospitality Business Systems
  • Pastry, Baking and Desserts
  • International Cuisine
  • Work Experience 
  • Entrepreneurial Skills

Award: 

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Professional Cookery

Aim:

This advanced Level 6 Certificate in Culinary Arts equips students with an increased level of relevant knowledge, skills and competence to work autonomously using a range of specialised skills in a professional kitchen. Each student will have the chance to gain valuable insight into the industry through their work experience which they complete throughout the course. This course is timetabled over three days to accommodate chefs working in the industry.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants for this course must have successfully achieved a level 5 award in Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery).

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates may find employment in a wide range of businesses and organisations involved in the food and beverage industry. Alternatively, graduates may choose to progress to Level 7 and 8 Degree programmes in Institutes of Technology nationwide including DKIT, TU Dublin and AIT. This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

 


TU Dublin

Dundalk IT

AIT

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2099 Advanced Culinary Arts (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery Level 6)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

Employment in a range of businesses and organisations involved in the food and beverage industry
DKIT Culinary Arts
TU Dublin (City Campus) Culinary Arts, Food Management and Entrepreneurship
GMIT Food Innovation and Enterprise
LYIT Food Science and Nutrition
IT Tralee Culinary Arts
TU Dublin (Tallaght Campus) Culinary Arts
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2099 Advanced Culinary Arts (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Culinary Arts (Professional Cookery Level 6)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 80
Course Fees/Materials € 200 – Ingredients
DIFE Total € 680
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.