Cookery - Pastry & Baking

ATU - Galway Campuses


Course Name Cookery - Pastry & Baking
Course Provider ATU - Galway Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code GA_OPABG_N06
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose Atlantic Technological University Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Day release, Daytime
Location (Districts) Galway City
Application Date How to Apply

***Applications can be made online at, please select application type L6***.

This user guide contains step by step instructions on how to create and submit an online application.

Deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 15th June 2022

If you have any queries on this please email
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Duration 1 year part-time on campus.

What to expect

You will spend one full day per week in college for the duration of the academic year developing new skills and knowledge.

During this course, you will work in training kitchens and will follow an intensive course of study.

Student Induction

You will need to buy uniforms, safety shoes and a knife kit before the course starts.

ATU Galway will make full arrangements for this.
Course Fee The total cost of the course is €1700

*Fees listed on this page are not confirmed and may be subject to change
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Entry Requirements to a Level 6 award

Minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement grade O6/H7 or higher in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 160 points.

- OR a Pass in any QQI FET majo...

Course Content Qualification

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate in Pastry and Bakery (20 credits).

This course aims to provide introductory skills for those with a passion for pastry and baking and who are either in the hospitality industry or considering a career change.
Subjects Taught Year 1
Fundamentals of Pastry, Baking and Desserts 10 credits
Modern and Innovative Pastry, Baking and Desserts 10 credits
Number of Credits 20 credits
Careers or Further Progression Job Opportunities
Commis pastry chef

Apprentice Baker

Apprentice Patisserie chef

GMIT has many industry partners, all of whom have immediate employment opportunities for individuals with pastry skills.
Further Enquiries Course information
Jacinta Dalton
Acting Head of School
Galway International Hotel School, GMIT.
Tel: 091 742320

Application information
Department of Graduate Studies and Professional Development
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