Culinary Studies - Cork Campus

MTU - Cork Campuses


Course Name Culinary Studies - Cork Campus
Course Provider MTU - Cork Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) MTU - Munster Technological University
Course Code MT655
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Munster Technological University Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Duration 2 Years (4 Semesters).
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Entry 2022
Score the necessary CAO points and meet Minimum entry requirements

5 Subjects
Subjects O6/H7 5
Subjects H5 0
Maths Grade O6/H7/F2*
English or Irish Grade O6/H7

*A grade of F2 or above in foundation level Maths fulfils the Maths entry requirements for this programme.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Entry 2022/2023
Applicants must be 16 years of age or over on 1st January of the year of entry to the course. For the majority of courses, applicants for first year admission to MTU must score the necessary CAO points and satisfy the relevant mini...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Points Scoring for Leaving Certificate
Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Module Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO. Points are awarded on the same basis as for the Leaving Certificate. The link modules ‘subject’ may not be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

LCVP Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme
The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to MTU full-time courses. Holders of Leaving Certificate Applied qualifications may wish to proceed to a FET-QQI course and in turn apply to third level on the basis of their FET-QQI award.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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MTU welcomes applications, via the CAO, from applicants who hold a QQI-FET award at level 5 or level 6. Your QQIFET award can be used as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate for application purposes. Please note some MTU prog...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+The University welcomes applications from persons who will be 23 years of age and over on the 1st January of the proposed year of entry and who wish to be admitted as a mature student. Mature applicants should apply to the CAO before 5.15pm, 1st ...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 64
Mature Entry Places Mature Students (23 years by the 1st January on year of entry to the course) and holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied with one year’s relevant industrial experience may apply asSpecial Category Applicants through the CAO. They may be required to undertake an Institute interview.
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Culinary studies is a course designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue careers as professional chefs. The Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Studies is mainly practical in nature and is supported by theory subjects...

Subjects Taught

Expand+First Year at a Glance:
• Practical classical cookery techniques including fishmongery and pastry

• Dish development in a nutritional context

• Cost control as it relates to the kitchen

• Develop practical restaurant skills


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What is the difference between culinary arts and culinary studies?
Culinary Studies is the course designed for students who aspire to become a professional chef and it focuses on the key skills required by chefs in all kitchen ty...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Further Studies
Suitably qualified graduates can progress to:
• Year 2 of the Bachelor of Business in Culinary Arts (Level 7)

and subsequently progress to the one year add-on
• Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Culinary Entrepreneurs...

Further Enquiries John Hartnett
T: +353 (0)21 433 5851
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 196
2020 189
2019 194