The aim of this programme is to stimulate interest in the hotel, catering and tourism industry by introducing learners to subject areas such as breakfast cookery, nutrition and healthy options as well as career preparation and communication and numeracy skills. Additionally, this programme provides an opportunity to participate in work experience within the hotel, catering and tourism industry.

As part of the day-to-day learning within this course you will be involved in preparing breakfast and lunch daily for the centre. You will also receive basic food hygiene training as well as a knowledge of the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points. Training in the kitchen will require you to wear a full-chef uniform which will be provided and carry out cleaning duties on a daily basis.

All learners are supported in identifying their individual learning needs. Learners are encouraged to develop to their maximum potential at their own pace in a supported learning environment of equality and inclusion.

You will be working towards either a QQI (FETAC) Level 3 or Level 4 major award. The map below shows you what sort of modules are involved in each.




”My experience in Blanchardstown CTC has helped me accomplish more than I could have imagined. I have completed goals and gained more confidence in myself. Since I have arrived last April (2014) I have interacted socially with people I have worked with and have given me the courage and confidence to prepare myself for the outside world. Overall my experience with Blanchardstown CTC has been helpful and reassuring:)”

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