Parttime Classroom Services

Introduction to Catering

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to prepare a range of foods and produce simple standard dishes under direction.

Target Award

QQI Catering Support – 4M2805

Start Date: 04-09-2024 Hours/week: 06 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 15 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
No formal education or qualifications are required although applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements

Further information is available in the relevant section of the programme descriptor

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course and be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Kitchen Skills Level 4 Kitchen Skills (4N1150) QQI
Short Order Cooking Level 4 Short Order Cooking (4N1151) QQI
Learning Outcomes
Learners will be able to: Describe how a professional kitchen is organised. Outline the interaction between food, flavour, colour, taste, smell, sensory perception, between fresh and convenience products and between different degrees of cooking and palatability.Explain the food control cycle and the principles of food cost, portion and quality control.Outline the classification, quality points and cuts associated with a range of food products including meat, offal, poultry, fish, shellfish, vegetables and fruits.


Waterford City BTEI


Ozanam Street FETC, Ozanam Street, , Waterford


  • Free Parking

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Angi Meegan