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Pathways to Apprenticeships – Culinary Skills (Professional Cookery) | 5M2088

Course Overview

QQI Level 5 Professional Cookery 5M2088

This course will empower you with the essential skills required to work in the hospitality industry.  You will gain knowledge, hands-on skills and experience across many different culinary disciplines, with the main focus on culinary techniques, kitchen skills and short-order cooking.  In addition, modules in customer service, communications and work experience will support progression to apprenticeship.  On success completion of this course, you will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Professional Cookery. 

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Typical Modules

Culinary Skills
Pastry, Baking and Desserts
Food Science & Technology
Work Practice
Word Processing
Personal Effectiveness
International Cuisines
Meal Service
Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition
Entry Requirements
Employment Opportunities

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of grade D in any five subjects in the Junior Certificate or equivalent. However, higher educational qualifications and other requirements may be sought by employers.

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • Mature student

Graduates may progress to apprenticeships in Commis Chef and chef de Partie.

LCFE Funding