Certificate in Culinary Skills (January 2017)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LY)
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part Time

Available

ECTS Credits

70

General Information
Contact

Sean Duffy

Email

Sean.duffy@lyit.ie

Phone

+353 (0)74 918 6602

Address

Department of Hospitality and Tourism
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Port Road
Letterkenny
County Donegal
F92 FC93

Role

Head of School

Important Dates
Application Deadline

27/01/2017

Start Date

30/01/2017

About this Course

The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competence necessary for a career in a professional cookery environment. This will be achieved by providing learners with the essential practical skills and knowledge required of modern day professionals working in kitchen environments.

This Programme will be delivered over two days per week. However if there is demand for different delivery times we will reconsider.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or FETAC Level 5. Mature applicants by Interview.

Long Description

The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competence necessary for a career in a professional cookery environment. This will be achieved by providing learners with the essential practical skills and knowledge required of modern day professionals working in kitchen environments.

Modules:
* Culinary Techniques
* Learning to Learn
* Culinary Fundamentals
* Pastry, Bakery and Desserts
* Menu, Design and Applied Nutrition
* Food, Beverage and Operations

Career Opportunities

The Certificate in Culinary Skills is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to achieve the knowledge, skill and competencies required to work autonomously in a professional kitchen/food production line using a range of specialised skills. Emphasis is placed on the development of the technical skills required as well as a thorough understanding of hygiene, health and safety which are paramount in food preparation. The programme is a co-operative programme between LYIT and Industry, designed to allow individuals to achieve a level 6 minor award in one year, through a combination of college based learning and structured work based learning.

Fundamental skills in primary food hygiene, manual handling, knife skills and first aid are included to ensure Health and Safety compliance in industry. The course includes a foundation in transferrable skills in IT, Communications and Business Maths which are essential for participation in the modern work environment.

Additional oft skills focus on topics such as:
Team work, collaboration and communication;
General positive professional attitude, presentation, timekeeping, professional flexibility, work attitude;
Persistence, self-development, goal-setting;
Willingness to communicate effectively with colleagues including accepting guidance and direction;

all of which are required to work in a highly pressurised service industry.

LYIT run a 10 credit module in Employability Skills. On successful completion of the programme the learner will be able to:

Identify and overcome obstacles and challenges when looking for work and attending interviews.
Construct a CV, cover letter and general application form.
Communicate own competencies in an effective way through formal media such as online, networking and social media.
Identify employment possibilities and opportunities.
Develop a job search action plan and identify and overcome potential setbacks that may arise when looking for work.
Interview confidently, by practicing interviews and working through all elements of questioning.
Transition in to the workplace seamlessly by developing personal presentation skills and identifying expected work behavior and practices, such as; professional attitude, presentation, timekeeping, professional flexibility, work attitude, effectively communicating in the workplace and accepting guidance and direction.

This module also includes a number of talks on; Your LinkedIn profile, How to act in the professional environment etc.

Delivery Location

Killybegs Campus

Delivery Notes

On campus

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Kathleen Mulvin Brady

Address

Registry, Letterkenny Institute of Technology - Port Road - Letterkenny - County Donegal - Ireland

Phone

074 918 6177

Email

Kathleen.Mulvin-Brady@lyit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning involves the awarding of credit for learning from experience. LYIT has acquired significant experience in this area with over 300 RPL applications processed in 2012-13. Prior learning can be Certified or Experiential.Prior Certified Learning is where an applicant has already been awarded a qualification for a formal programme taken at an institution or training organisation. This prior learning can be recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications and may entitle the applicant to: Admission to a programme or course of study. The award of advanced academic standing. The award of exemptions from some parts of a programme. In this case, the candidate must demonstrate that the learning experience has occurred by producing a Portfolio of Evidence to support the claim for access, exemption or credit.Over 60 staff members at LYIT have completed a RPL training workshop. In recent years LYIT have actively been promoting RPL to industry as a means of getting knowledge, skills and competencies acquired in the workplace accredited. Further details of LYITs RPL policy can be found on http://www.lyit.ie/media/RPL%20LYIT%20Policy.pdf