The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge,
skills and competence to contribute and assist in preparing and serving
food in a catering operation.


  • Education: 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.
  • 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.


Title Award Awarding Body
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI
Customer Service Customer Service (4N1989) QQI
Team Working Teamworking (4N1169) QQI
Work Experience Work Experience (4N1168) QQI
Meal Service Meal Service (5N0635) QQI
Kitchen Skills Level 4 Kitchen Skills (4N1150) QQI
Short Order Cooking Level 4 Short Order Cooking (4N1151) QQI


Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the associated Component Specifications.