Westside Hospitality Centre
This centre first commenced operation in 2019. It is the first Further Education and Training (FET) Centre, to accommodate both adult and Post Leaving Certificate provision delivered by Cork College of FET Bishopstown Campus and Morrison’s Island Campus respectively.
The primary focus of the centre is on FET provision for the hospitality sector from kitchen, restaurant, bar, accommodation, and barista. The building also hosts a National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme, a National Craft Butchery Apprenticeship Programme, a Food and Beverage Service Skills Traineeship, and a Culinary Arts Traineeship.
Several programmes at the centre are aimed at those in employment in the hospitality sector, under the SOLAS Funded Skills to Advance initiative.
All the courses delivered at the Westside Hospitality Centre provide well-established and recognised training and education qualifications.
The facility includes:
- 3 Commercial Training Kitchens
- A fully fitted Training Restaurant
- A full Commercial Training Bar
- An Accommodation Suite
- A Barista Training Facility
Enquiries relating to general courses to:
T: 021 4856200, choose Admissions option.
Enquiries relating to Apprenticeship programmes to:
T: 021 4856200, choose Apprenticeship option.
General enquiries relating to Westside Hospitality Centre to:
Telephone: 021 4856249
Bus Stops: Bus 220 bus stop is adjacent to Westside Centre
Bus 205 bus stop is within walking distance
The centre also features three fully equipped Information Technology Rooms, as well as a number of classrooms.
A number of programmes at Westside are run under the Skills to Advance initiative for people working in the hospitality sector to up-skill and gain internationally recognized qualifications.
Programmes at Westside are designed meet the skill requirement of all areas of the hospitality sector from kitchen, restaurant, bar, accommodation, reception and barista and these include:
National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme
leading to QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts. This is a 2-year National Apprenticeship delivered both on and off the job.
National Craft Butchery Apprenticeship Programme
leading to a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Craft Butchery. This is a 2-year National Apprenticeship Programme delivered both on and off the job.
Food and Beverage Service Skills Traineeship
leading to a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage This is a 26-week programme, including work placement.
Culinary Arts Traineeship
leading to a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking This is a 26-week programme, including work placement.
Barista Skills Programme
leading to a City and Guilds International award in Barista Skills.