Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB

Breakfast / Short Order Production

Equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to contribute and assist in preparing breakfast and brunch dishes in a catering operation.

Minor Award

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Course overview

The aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to contribute and assist in preparing breakfast and brunch dishes in a catering operation.


What will I study ?

  • Explain how a professional kitchen is organised
  • Outline the classification and essential qualities of a range of basic commodities
  • Explain the need for hygiene control in the preparation and storage of foods
  • Describe the commodities, equipment, preparation techniques and cookery processes used in relation to breakfast cookery, baked goods and simple lunch dishes
  • State the principles of storage in relation to dry goods, frozen food, chilled food and fresh vegetables
  • Carry out basic cookery processes including grilling, poaching, simmering, boiling and shallow and deep fat frying
  • Prepare a variety of fruit and vegetables, ensuring that waste is discarded appropriately
  • Prepare the following using a range of fresh and convenience foods:
  • - Cooked breakfast
  • - Plated and buffet continental breakfast
  • - Hot and cold cereals
  • - Bread and scones
  • - Salads (including dressings)
  • Prepare a range of hot and cold sandwiches using a variety of fillings including packaging and display
  • Demonstrate best practice in food hygiene and workplace safety.

What's the certification?

QQI Level 4 Minor Award Certificate in Short Order Cooking (4N1151)

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course
  • Be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.
  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme.

What is the cost?

Fees apply to all part-time programmes.

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

Still have questions?

Contact Caroline at Night Course Admissions on 066 714 9600 or Click Here to Email


Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Caroline on our Part-time courses team at Monavalley on 066-7149600 or Stephen on our Part-time courses team in Listowel on 067-21023.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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