Culinary Arts - Killybegs Campus

ATU - Donegal Campuses


Course Name Culinary Arts - Killybegs Campus
Course Provider ATU - Donegal Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code AU220
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Killybegs
Qualification Letters BA
Duration 3 years full-time.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Higher Certificate (Level 6) and Ordinary Degree (Level 7)

5 Leaving Cert. subjects @ grade O6/H7 or better

Subjects must include either English or Irish.

Mathematics is a required subject.

Minimum points score of 160 points
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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Students who achieve grade H6 or better in the Higher (Honours) maths exam will receive 25 additional points. Bonus points will also apply to Honours maths results from previous years. For maths results from 2016 and e...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

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QQI Leibhéal 5/6 (FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award at Level 5 or higher. A record achievement, a minor award or a component award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. You must have at least 120 QQI...

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Mature Applicants

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Mic Léinn Lánfhásta

If you are applying for first-year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1st January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”.

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Alternative Entry

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Iarrthóirí ón Ríocht Aontaithe agus Ó Thuaisceart Éirinn

An award at Level 3 on the UK framework is the minimum entry standard for year one.

Standard UK/NI applicants
Standard applicants are those pres...

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Number of Places 32 - 10 QQI FET Applicants
Course Fee

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Financial Support If you feel you may need financial assistance in university, apply for financial support as early as possible. The sooner you apply the sooner you will know if you are eligible for a grant. Applications usually open in March of each year.

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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content Programme Description
This full-time, three-year Level 7 programme is an advanced professional training programme for aspiring professional chefs who wish to extend their education beyond general training into specialised kitchen functions. It prepares participants for professional careers in the field of culinary arts, savoury, bakery and confectionary.

Special Features
Students can choose to take a semester abroad as part of the Erasmus+ programme with this degree.
Subjects Taught

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Year 1
• Essential Culinary Skills
• Fundamental Pastry and Baking Techniques
• Learning and Research for Higher Education
• Culinary Science, Technology and Food Safety
• Developing Culinary Skills
• Pastry Pi...

Comment Quick Fact
Reserved places apply for 10 QQI FET applicants on this programme.
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
Graduate careers typically include working as a chef, head chef, executive chef, pastry chef, baker or food production manager. Successful graduates find themselves working in hotels, restaurants, cruise ships or contract catering.

Further Study Options
Graduates may apply to join Year 4 of the Level 8 programme in Professional Kitchen Management. ATU Level 8 qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.
Further Enquiries Nicola Dunnion,
Head of Department of Tourism and Sport,
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Points History
Year Points
2022 171
2021 205
2020 229