Course Overview

This course is aimed at learners who want a career in the catering industry. QQI accreditation can be achieved in modules such as Short Order Cooking, Nutrition and Healthy Options, Handling Food Hygienically, Breakfast Cookery and Operating a Dishwasher.

Learners will also have the opportunity to develop their skills in our live training kitchen, as we provide breakfast and lunch for our learners on site on a daily basis.

This programme provides an opportunity to participate in work experience within the hotel, catering and tourism industry.

Modules Available on this Course

Level 3 Mandatory Modules

  • Application of Number 3N0928
  • Communications 3N0880
  • Word Processing 3N0588
  • Work Experience 3N0587

Level 4 Mandatory Modules

  • Communications 4N0689
  • Functional Mathematics 4N2138
  • Information Technology Skills 4N1125
  • Personal Effectiveness 4N1132
  • Work Experience 4N1168

Elective Modules

  • Breakfast Cookery 3N0895
  • Operating a Dishwasher 3N0884
  • Nutrition & Healthy Options 3N0887
  • Handling Food Hygienically 4N1119
  • Short Order Cooking 4N1151
  • Data Entry 4N1113
  • Textiles 4N2048
  • Workplace Safety 4N1124

“I’m currently working on my QQI level 4 in catering. Throughout my time in CTC I feel like my needs have been catered for and opportunities have been presented to me.

I personally love cooking in terms of the course specifically the Nutrition and Healthy Options module was very enjoyable.

During my time in CTC I was lucky enough for the opportunity to do my work experience in the Sligo Park Hotel. I expect to start a level 6 apprenticeship though my employer after my level 4 here in CTC”.


Catering Trainee


Successful completion of this course will result in a QQI Level 3 Employability Skills 3M0935 or Level 4 General Learning 4M2010.


Further education and training or progress to our Linked Work Experience Programme.


Up to 2 years.