SOUTH West College (SWC) is introducing a brand new
course in September 2021, Foundation Degree in Pro-fessional Practice and Man-agement of Culinary Arts.
The course will offer a progression opportunity for Level 3 students to continue their culinary education and
offer professional chefs work-
ing in the catering and hospitality industry the opp-
ortunity to update their skills and prepare for future management positions.
South West College Catering Lecturer Claire Currid said: “This course will introduce students to new skills and techniques and allow them to develop a deeper practical application of modern culinary trends. It’s a course that offers fantastic progression opportunities.
“At Level 4 the course will focus on kitchen and larder, patisserie and confectionary, and menu design; at Level 5 the course will also focus on food in society and culinary entrepreneurship; and at Level
6 there will be a focus on food tourism and kitchen design concept.”
The Foundation Degree Professional Practice and Management of Culinary Arts course will be piloted in South West College’s Dungannon campus and is aimed at chefs and students who have completed Level 3 courses or above. Despite the past year having been a difficult period for the catering and hospitality industry, Claire believes this course is a fantastic way to take a step forward in an industry that remains full of excitement and opportunity.
She said: “Obviously we’ve been going through a tough time for the industry, but in the last decade as a whole catering in Northern Ireland has really excelled. There are so many fantastic restaurants in Northern Ireland now and so many brilliant chefs.
n For further information and advice please visit the website at www.swc.ac.uk
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