Programme Details

The programmes listed lead to awards in the NFQ. The provider that offers the programme will have full details.




Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts

Programme Purpose

This programme consists of alternating phases of on-the-job and off-the-job training- a model which provides for the integration of the knowledge and skills acquired in the training setting with those gained in the workplace. The apprentice will train in large volume, fine or casual settings over 2 years. Over the 2 year period the apprentice will also train in a further education and training setting. The aim of both on-the-job and off-the-job training is to provide the apprentice with knowledge and skills required for full competency in the role of Commis Chef; in line with the occupation profile of Commis Chef. Assessment of knowledge takes place at scheduled times and involves theory exams. Assessment of competency takes place at scheduled times and involves Practicals and Practical s. Instructors and work place mentors evaluate practical skills, working practices and behaviours. In year two apprentices progress to the award stage - on the basis of the result of assessment from stage 1. Award Stage assessment confirms full competency in the role of Commis Chef. Where assessment results confirm full competency in this role, the apprentice will achieve the a QQI Advanced Certificate.

Duration Description

NFQ Level(s)


EQF Level(s)




Delivery Modes

Delivery Methods

Lectures / Classes

Practical Sessions


On the job Training

One-on-One Sessions

Self Directed Learning

PEL Applies


PEL Arrangements

What is PEL?

Validation Date


Centres offering Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts

Name Address Contact Website
Kenmare Further Education & Training Centre Bell Height, Kenmare, Co. Kerry 064 6641157

Kerry College of Further Education & Training, Clash Campus Clash, Tralee, Co. Kerry 066 7121741