Culinary Arts

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Culinary Arts
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code LC298
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Limerick Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Duration 2 years.
Class contact hours: 25 hours per week approx.
12 week work placement on completion of year 1.
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Foundation Level Maths at grade F2 or higher is acceptable for entry to the programme.

Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus poi...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)Programmes. With the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate grades, points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:

Pass 28 points
Merit 46 points
Distinction 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic programmes at LIT and are not considered passing subjects.

Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET programme in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level programmes at LIT.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

LIT accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all programmes of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to programmes at Limerick Institute of Te...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Non-Standard/Mature Applications
EU Nationals aged 23 before 1st January 2019 that wish to make a non-standard application:

Please ensure you indicate the nature of your case on your application to the CAO before February 1st. The Institute may a...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Non-Standard Applications
A non-standard application refers to applicants who are required to provide additional information when applying to CAO. The main categories of non-standard applicants are:

• Mature applicants
• GCE/GCSE applicants
• H...

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Course Fee

Expand+Tuition Fees
Most full time undergraduate students are covered by the “Irish Government Free Fees scheme” for the tuition fee. Under this scheme, the government (HEA) pays tuition fees for full-time, non-repeat undergraduate students from Ireland an...

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Financial Support Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover this Student Contribution Fee. The student grant application system is an “online application system” and is accessed at

To assist all applicants, there is a SUSI Support Desk -
Email:; Tel: 0761 08 7874.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+What is the programme about?
The Culinary Arts programme provides graduates with the skills to cook to an appropriate level of competence, and to establish a base for further professional career development. This programme prepares students for wor...

Subjects Taught Modules
Year 1: Culinary Skills 1, Culinary Operations, Pastry 1, Food Safety & Nutrition, Information Technology, Larder & Product Knowledge and Communications & Personal Development.

Year 2: Culinary Skills 2, Global & Contemporary Cuisine, Pastry 2, Classical Cuisine and Gastronomy, Business Management, Catering Systems and Resource Management and Work Based Learning (12 week placement).
Careers or Further Progression What can I do after the programme?
On successful completion of the Culinary Arts programme, students will be prepared for employment as professional chefs in the tourism and hospitality industry, having a standard equivalent to completing two years of the four-year chef apprenticeship.

Graduates of the Level 6 Culinary Arts programme can also progress to a one year add-on Level 7 degree in Culinary Arts at LIT.
Further Enquiries Mr. Joe Mulcahy,
Programme Leader
Tel: 061 293340
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 148
2018 260
2017 254