This course is for those who wish to build a successful career in the food and hospitality sector which is currently one of the fastest growing areas in today’s economy.It provides studenst with the key practical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the catering industry.
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Cookery 5M2088
Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience)
QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners needing Maths for progression)
Level 1 and 2 Food Hygiene Certification
€750 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €250)
- Culinary Techniques 5N0630
- Food Science and Technology 5N0730
- International Cuisines 5N0632
- Meal Service 5N0635
- Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition 5N2085
- Pastry, Baking and Desserts 5N2084
- Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
- Word Processing 5N1358
- Work Practice 5N1433
Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed.
- 40 days work practice
- Professional guest lecturers
- Site visits
- All practical work performed in a commercial kitchen
- HACCP Level 1 and 2 Food Safety & Hygiene training
- Manual handling training and certification (requirement for work experience)
- Common Purpose Pitstop Leadership Programme for selected students
CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012
Great progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. See Progressions for details.
Kitchen staff in bars, hotels and restaurants, contract caterers, bakeries, tea rooms and cafes, kitchens in hospitals and nursing homes, B&Bs and deli managers. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.
Hello to all in the professional cookery department, just wanted to let you know, I got my final results from CIT, Culinary studies, passed all my exams with distinction . . . Thanks so much to the crew in the professional cookery department where it all began for me, without which I certainly wouldn’t be here today, thank you Fiona, Deirdre, Siobhan and Katherine, and all the staff of CCOC, from whom i received the very best start in my culinary career, and without whom I wouldn’t have got such good grades. Thank you, Daniel.Daniel Leahy
I would absolutely recommend this course for anyone who wants to get into the cooking industry or if you just want to pursue a hobby like I did. I met a whole group of new friends from different walks of life and it made the whole year a great one. From cooking in the kitchen to serving people in the dining room you really do learn so much without realising it. The teachers are really encouraging and the facilities the college offer are great. By doing this course I now have a range of opportunities open to me like continuing studying at CIT in Culinary Studies. The year went by too fast and the best part of it was having fun cooking food with the best group of people I now call my friends.Halima Abdulkarim
It was so nice to learn new skills in cooking at the start of the year, I was shy and scared of how College was going to be for me. The first few months were hard, but then it got better I got more confidence in my own cooking skills. Thank you to all the teachers for pushing us to get better and for having the passion with us in your subject. All the teachers were nice and always willing to help if I was having trouble with assignments. I enjoyed my time in the Cork College of Commerce and sad that it is now over. I am now looking forward to hopefully fulfilling my dream and spending the next 2 years in CIT studying Culinary StudiesDovydas Krzanavicius