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Culinary Arts


Is This Course For You?

This one year course in Culinary Arts combines practical and theoretical modules, designed to enable the learner to secure longterm employment within the catering industry or to progress to Higher Education.

Students have the opportunity to gain a solid grounding in areas such as food and beverage services, food preparation and kitchen health and safety. In addition they will experience the highly energetic and creative environments of the hospitality sector. This course gives students over the age of 18 the possibility to be selected for an Erasmus+ European Mobility Exchange placement (subject to funding).

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate standard, or
» Leaving Certificate Applied, or
» QQI/FETAC Level 4 award, or
» Others, including mature students: Assessed individually, and
» Relevant prior experience, and
» Personal interview

What Will I Study?

Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition, Culinary Techniques, Pastry, Baking and Desserts, Meal Service, International Cuisines, HACCP Food Safety, Food Science and Technology, Work Practice, Personal Effectiveness and Word Processing.

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Professional Cookery 5M2088 NFQ Level 5, EHOA (Environmental Health Offices Association)

Career Opportunities and Progression

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.

Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.

Graduates regularly secure employment in a range of hotels and restaurants, including those of five-star standard.


1 Year

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Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants

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Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board