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Professional Cookery

5M2088 QQI Level 5 in Professional Cookery


This course is aimed at those who are interested in pursuing a career in the catering and hospitality industries. Students will be immersed in a wide range of specialised areas related to professional kitchen operations.

VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults, by enabling them to retain their Social Welfare entitlements whilst in full-time study.

Entry Requirements

•    English language assessment, and
•    Relevant prior experience, and
•    Personal interview

Principal Area of Study

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


QQI, EHOA (Environmental Health Offices Association)

Career Opportunities/Progression

This one-year programme qualifies graduates to seek employment in hotel, catering and hospitality industries. Students may also progress to further study at third level.


1 Year

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