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HOSP7037 - Culinary Leadership & Training


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Programme CodeProgrammeSemesterDelivery
CR_OCULP_7 BA in Culinary Arts 1Mandatory

Short Title:Culinary Leadership & Training
Full Title:Culinary Leadership and Training
Module Code:HOSP7037
NFQ Level:Intermediate
ECTS Credits:5.0
Module Coordinator:ADRIAN GREGAN
Description:This module is designed to give learners the opportunity to develop the leadership and training knowledge, skills and competencies required for the smooth running of a modern culinary operation.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Compare and contrast styles of leadership and evaluate their impact on teams of Culinary Artists
  2. Investigate and evaluate the attributes of effective teamwork and appraisal of performance.
  3. Analyse motivational theories and practices relevant to effective leadership.
  4. Identify and apply the principles of effective communication.
  5. Demonstrate clarity in the communication of complex ideas and processes.
  6. Give well organised trainning sessions and critically evaluate their effectiveness.
  7. Analyse, evaluate and implement effective quality assurance systems.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
No co-requisites listed listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
  • Leadership
    The nature and importance of leadership. Leadership styles and skills. Effective leadership. Developing Teamwork; organisations, allocation of duties and delegation.
  • Motivation and Coaching Skills
    Motivation theories, practical ways to motivate.
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
    Effective communication, communication and conflict resolution.
  • International and culturally Diverse Aspects of Leadership
    Key dimensions of differences in cultural values, cultural sensitivity.
  • Quality Assurance and Legal Compliance
    Principles of quality, Legal requirements, Quality Standards and Standardisation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.0%
End of Semester Formal Examination40%
 Outcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Formal End-of-Semester Examination1,2,3,4,540%Semester End
Coursework Breakdown
TypeDescriptionOutcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
ProjectStudents will be required to systematically evaluate the implementation of quality assurance procedures at their place of work.720.0Sem End
Practical/Skills EvaluationStudents will be required to research, develop, present and critically appraise the effectivness of two trainning events.5,640.0Week 10
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

TypeDescriptionHoursFrequencyAverage Weekly Learner Workload
LectureNo Description3.0Every Week3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact)No Description4.0Every Week4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours3.00
WorkloadPart-time mode
TypeDescriptionHoursFrequencyAverage Weekly Learner Workload
LectureNo Description3.0Every Week3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact)No Description4.0Every Week4.00
Part-Time Total Weekly Learner Workload7.00
Part-Time Total Weekly Contact Hours3.00
Recommended Book Resources
  • John Adair 1997, Leadership skills, Institute of Personnel and Development London [ISBN: 978-0852927649]
  • Andrew J. DuBrin 1998, Leadership: Research Findings Practice and Skills, Houghton Mifflin Boston [ISBN: 9780395856642]
  • Economic and Social Research Institute 2004, Working to Our Advantage, Economic and Social Research Institute
  • Peter G. Northouse 2007, Leadership, SAGE Publications Thousand Oaks [ISBN: 978-1412941617]
  • Whyte, D 2002, Crossing the Sea of Unknown-Re Imagining Leadership in a New World, Riverheadbooks

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