Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Higher Certificate

  • Field of Study

    General Programmes,Hotel, restaurant and catering

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

Culinary arts courses in IT Tallaght

TA006 - Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts
Course Duration: 2 years

Length of Course: 2 years

Recognised in Europe.  Mature Students Welcome.

Aim of the programme
The aim of the Culinary Arts course is to give participants the knowledge, skills and competence necessary for a career in culinary arts in the hospitality sector.  This will be achieved by providing the learner with the essential practical skills and academic knowledge required of modern day professionals working in kitchen environments.


There is an industry placement requirement of 16 weeks (480 hours approx) during and/or following Year 1 but prior to commencement of Year 2.

Fáilte Ireland provided funded support to students taking the Higher Certificate in Arts (Culinary Arts)

Entry Requirements

Culinary arts courses at IT TallaghtMinimum Entry Requirements
Students apply for entry to this programme through the CAO. 

5 subjects in the Leaving including maths  and English or Irish.

Recent minimum CAO points: 270
Points range of recent offers: 270-535

or -  A pass grade in any FETAC award at Level 5 or 6

or -  An Equivalent qualification


Non-Standard Applicant:

The following non-standard applicants can be considered.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be considered where applicants can demonstrate sufficient learning gained in a relevant work-based context.  The Leaving Certificate Applied does not meet the minimum entry requirement, but applicants with a post qualification Level 5 award or with appropriate work-based learning can be considered under the RPL route.

Progression Opportunities
B.A. Degree in Culinary Arts

Career Opportunities

The course will qualify the student to find employment as a 3rd year commis chef in hotels, restaurants, licensed trade, cruise ships, industrial catering and other food related businesses.

How To Apply

Apply through CAO.

For further information on this course contact:

Annette Sweeeney, Culinary Arts Lecturer, ITT Dublin. Tel: 01-4042826

Further Information

Please visit the Dept of Humanities Website


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