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Professional Cookery (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one-year programme will equip students with the necessary skills to go directly into the workplace or to pursue further study in a culinary area. Culinary skills are in high demand in Ireland and abroad, so employment prospectus are excellent. 

Work placement/work experience maybe a core feature/element programmes in this field facilitating the enhancement of employability and transversal skills. 

  1. Culinary Techniques 
  2. Meal Service 
  3. Food Science & Technology 
  4. Pastry, Baking & Deserts
  5. Menu Planning & Applied Nutrition
  6. Personal Effectiveness
  7. Word Processing
  8. Work Practice 
  9. International Cuisines 

Modules are subject to change.

Additional Certificates:

  1. Barista Training 
  2. Implementing Food Safety Management Systems, Including HACCP

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment.

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), AthloneUS930 Culinary Entrepreneurship (Level 8)
Atlantic Technological University (ATU), GalwayAU429 Culinary Arts Professional Chef (Level 6)
Technological University Dublin (TU) DublinTU942 Culinary Arts (Level 8)
South East Technological University (SETU) 

Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application or

For further information, please contact Elaine on 057 9349424 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment. Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.


Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Professional Cookery 

Duration: One year – September  2024 to May  2025