Westside Hospitality Training Facility

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 Training Centre and Cork College of Commerce 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. Hospitality training also takes place outside of the Westside centre within the Community Training Centre and Specialist Training Provider locations.

All the courses on delivered at Westside well established and recognised training and education qualifications.

The facility includes:

Enquiries relating to general courses to:

E: admissions@corktrainingcentre.ie

T: 021 4856200, choose Admissions option.

Enquiries relating to Apprenticeship programmes to:

E: apprenticeship@corktrainingcentre.ie

T: 021 4856200, choose Apprenticeship option.

General enquiries relating to Westside Hospitality Training Facility to:

E: westside@corktrainingcentre.ie

Telephone: 021 4856249

Bus Stops:

Bus 220 bus stop is adjacent to Westside Centre

Bus 205 bus stop is within walking distance

Free Parking

The facility 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. 

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