Course Overview

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Our Catering course aims to provide learning opportunities for those with a passion for cooking who are considering a career in the Catering or Hospitality sectors. The course covers preparation and cooking of food, safe use of kitchen equipment, meal service and industry standard cleaning which will develop the knowledge skills and competence in progressing to employment or further education.

To further enhance the learner experience, learners will be offered the opportunity to participate in the industry-approved HACCP program and Barista training, adding to the solid foundation of knowledge gained. Our menu-planning focuses on healthy eating and we have successfully achieved awards from the Irish Heart Foundation.

Learners will also gain the opportunity to develop in a personal capacity as other modules in the course cover personal and interpersonal development and teamworking. Work Experience is a fundamental part of the course. As such, Learners are offered work-related supports to help with their progression.

Graduates of the course can progress to employment such as working in Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Coffee-shops, etc. or if further education is the preference, TUS (former AIT) and Moate Business College are regular progression routes for Catering Course graduates.

Woman Wearing Apron In Kitchen Checking On Peppers Roasting In Oven Taking Part In Cookery Class

Learner Comment:
"The catering section opened my eyes to the career path I really wanted to take" Gemma.

Course Modules

QQI Level 4 in Catering Support - 4M2805

  • Short Order Cookery
  • Meal Service
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Kitchen Skills
  • Communications
  • IT Skills
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Workplace Safety
Close Up Of Woman Kneading Dough In Kitchen Cookery Class

Course Aim

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To provide participants with the knowledge, skills and competence to progress into the Catering industry.

Our range of training aspects and flexible Work Experience element enables successful progression. 


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QQI Level 4 in Catering Support, HACCP & Barista, Manual Handling
2 Years Full-time
Number of Places
Entry Requirements
16 to 21 years old, No minimum educational entry requirements
Recruiting for Sept
Work Experience
Progression Options
Employment in Catering Sector or Further Eduction
Training Allowance
Up to €232 per week (if eligible)



If you would like to to apply for this course, please fill in the application form by tapping the Apply Here button below. We will be in touch once we have had time to review your application.