Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts

Higher Certificate in ArtsCulinary Arts

Full Time
2020 CAO range:
        AQA - 613
Cork Road
2 years
120 ECTS

What is Higher Certificate in Arts - Culinary Arts course?

This course is delivered over two years full-time. This is the course to train and develop you for the role of professional chef in the world of tourism and hospitality. As a chef you need to be creative with food, aware of cost and food safety in the kitchen environment. On completing this course you will have the foundation and knowledge to further your career in today’s fast growing industry. Training covers theory and practice in professional cookery. Worked based learning would take place during the summer months in catering establishments throughout the country.

Additional Information

Students will have to obtain chefs uniforms,culinary equipment and text books upon registering on this course

  • Estimated cost of uniforms - €200

  • Estimated cost of equipment - €150

  • Estimated cost of text books - €200

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Culinary Skills 1.1Culinary Skills 1.2
Culinary Operations 1.1Culinary Operations 1.2
Pastry 1.1Pastry 1.2
Food Safety & Culinary ScienceCommunication
Learning to LearnWork Based Learning
Information TechnologyNutrition
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Culinary Skills 2.1Culinary Skills 2.2
Global CuisineBuffet Presentation
Pastry 2.1Pastry 2.2
Essentials of Business 2.1Classical & Contemporary
GastronomyEssentials of Business 2.2
Applied Culinary SciencesRestaurant Service

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for the Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7


Advanced and Equivalent Entry for the Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts:


Benefits to be gained from Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts

  • Be qualified to work in various catering establishments i.e., resturants/hotels/gastro bars/cruise ships/contract catering/factory catering/food development

  • Travel abroad as the qualification is recognised worldwide.


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