Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Higher Certificate

  • Field of Study

    Combined,Hotel, restaurant and catering

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

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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.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Grade O6/H7 or better in 5 ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate including English or Irish and Maths. Pass in Foundation Level Mathematics (F2) , and Irish (F3) is acceptable for this course.

Summary -  5O6/H7 - Maths (F2), Irish (F3)

2018 CAO points : 153 (round1) 

QQI/FET (formally FETAC) Entry Requirements 

Essential Major Awards -  Any

Essential Component Awards- None


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, TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus.
Tel: 01-4042826


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