This programme is designed to enable the learner find employment at entry level in the Hospitality and Food sector. The programme is largely skills based. It will equip the learner to a standard that will give him or her the necessary skills to begin a professional career in Culinary Arts and the ability to take up work in a professional kitchen environment. As an entry level programme, the skills acquired will be sufficient to enable the learner to embark on his or her culinary career.
The modules are designed to cover the skills required in professional practice to ensure that the learner can cope with the fast-paced environment of a commercial kitchen at a junior or trainee level. The learning is further enhanced with immersion in the work place through the work-based element of the program. Learners will also acquire key transferrable skills in HACCP and manual handling which is a desired requirement of the employer.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Culinary Operations 1.1 (5 credits)||Culinary Operations 1.2 (5 credits)|
|Culinary Skills 1.1 (5 credits)||Culinary Skills 1.2 (5 credits)|
|Pastry 1.1 (5 credits)||Pastry 1.2 (5 credits)|
|Food Safety and Culinary Science (5 credits)||Personal Development and Career Planning (5 credits)|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Culinary Skills Work Placement (20 credits)|
Applicants should have a Leaving Certificate [ or equivalent major award at Level 5 – see http://www.nfq-qqi.com/index.html )
Applicants who do not currently meet the academic entry requirements may wish to consider using WIT's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism. The Springboard RPL form is available at www.wit.ie/schools/education/springboard_ictskills Please complete the form electronically and submit by email along with all supporting documentation such as education and training certificates etc.
Applicants for whom english is not their first language will, in all cases, be required to submit certification that they meet WIT’s English Language Competency Requirements - please see www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requirements
Where there are more applicants than places on the course, a selection interview will take place.
Graduates may progress to the Higher Certificate in Culinary Skills and onwards to further professional qualifications.
Graduates may also gain employment in professional kitchen environments as commis chefs/trainee chefs in hotels, restaurants, gastro pubs.