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Advance Certificate in Food Production and Culinary Art

The Advanced Certificate in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work in the Food, Beverage and Catering Industry.  The programme is comprised of theoretical and practical components.


PROGRAMME DURATION
The programme is offered on a full-time basis over 2 years spread across 4 semesters.  


COURSES OF THE PROGRAMME

·         Hospitality English

·         Hospitality French

·         Hospitality Maths

·         Foreign Language

·         Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

·         Customer Care

·         Cooking and Product Knowledge

·         Stocks, Soups and Sauces

·         Pastry and Baking

·         Cold Food Preparation

·         Hospitality Industry

·         Food Cost Control

·         International Cuisine

·         Health, Safety and Security

·         Basic Nutrition

·         Practical (Kitchen)

 

 

INDUSTRY PLACEMENT (Work Attachment)
Industry Placement is an integral component of the Food Preparation and Culinary Arts programme and students’ performance will be assessed. Students will be sent on work attachment to various hospitality establishments. Students are required to complete a total of 20 weeks of Industry Placement to be eligible for graduation on the programme.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

S5 School Leavers with the following minimum IGCSE grades or equivalent:

·         Minimum ‘D’ in English as a Second language or any one PASS in English as a First language

·         MinimumDELF A2 with marks of 60% or DELF B1 with marks of 50% or IGCSE equivalent

·         Maths IGCSE desirable.
 

CERTIFICATION
Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded an Advanced Certificate in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts.
 

PROGRESSION CRITERIA
In order to progress to the second year of the Food Preparation and Culinary Arts programme, students are required to meet the following criteria:

·         successfully complete all courses of Year 1 with a minimum of ‘Pass’ (55%)

·         complete all industry placement requirements for Year 1

·         demonstrate acceptable standards of professional conduct and behaviour throughout the year, which means compliance to STA’s regulations and code of conduct

 

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