Café & Deli Skills with Barista (part-time)

QQI Level 4 Part Award Level 4 – (4M2805 Catering Support)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits.
Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details.

Café + Deli Service Skills is a part time BTEI course that aims to provide

training, up-skilling and confidence to learners enabling them to have the basic skills, foundation and knowledge to further a career in an exciting and fast paced industry. The course offers participants the opportunity to learn various skills required enabling them to take up meaningful employment in the area of restaurant, hotel and catering. All materials provided.

Equipment supplied includes: Chef uniforms, use of school food knives and use of school text books.

Course Content*

QQI Level 4 Part time

Short Order Cooking, Kitchen Skills, Customer Service, IT Skills, Work Experience*

(*Subject to change)


QQI Level 4 Part Award


1 year part-time course (Autumn – May) delivered over three days per week. Two days in a professional kitchen with a chef. One day in the classroom.

Entry Requirements

All BTEI applicants must be in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment before starting the course. Participants on CE schemes or TUS may apply also. All students who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors.


Successful learners may progress on to Level 5 or Further Education.

Career Opportunities

The course offers participants the opportunity to learn the type of skills they need to be work ready in the industry and also offers excellent career opportunities in hotel, restaurant and catering sector.

How to Apply

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Apply by selecting  ‘Department Choice 1’ →  ‘BTEI Courses’ and ‘Course Choice 1’  → ‘Café + Deli Service Skills’

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