Immerse yourself in the culinary world with a Culinary Skills Certificate – Donegal Daily

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The Culinary Skills Certificate is available through Springboard+ at ATU Donegal

The Culinary Skills Certificate is the ideal introduction to the culinary world. The aim of this program is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for a career in a professional kitchen environment. This one-year, part-time program combines college training in culinary operations with industry workplace learning. The main objective of the course is to prepare graduates for various roles in food preparation in retail outlets.

Based at our Killybegs campus, learners will be able to take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities, which include dedicated training kitchens, a stylish restaurant, modern classrooms and computer labs. Learners will learn essential practical skills underpinned by the academic knowledge required of a modern professional chef.

This Level 6 course is delivered part-time over an academic year with two days a week, 8 hours a day on campus. You will be provided with everything you need i.e. knives, shoes and even an ATU Donegal chef’s uniform. Your progress will continue through the development of culinary techniques such as knife skills, cooking processes, pastry and bakery, pantry and food service.

Gather the confidence to step into any culinary role with this introductory culinary skills certificate.

With Springboard funding available for this course, you may be able to get this course for free if you meet the requirements below!

Springboard+ applicants must meet all residency and nationality/visa requirements, including the applicant has habitually resided in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years prior to entering the program.

Ghosts – Those with a history of employment but who may need upskilling, retraining or transferable skills to re-enter the labor market.

People in employment – A 10% contribution to course fees for level 7, 8 and 9 courses is applicable to employed participants. This is to be paid directly to the service provider.

The unemployed or former self-employed – Can apply to all courses except two-year part-time ICT conversion courses. Unemployed applicants will also need to meet additional criteria.

The course starts in September 2022, so apply now as places are limited!

Applications can be made through the Springboard website here:

Immerse yourself in the culinary world with a Culinary Skills Certificate was last modified: July 7, 2022 by Rachel McLaughlin

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