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GMIT Certificate in Pastry and Bakery

Certificate in Pastry and Bakery

Discipline: Culinary Arts

Programme Code: 


Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 6

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: See "Essential Information" below

Credits: 20

Places: 16


€1,080 plus material fees of €495

CAO Round 1 Points: Not applicable

Why Study?

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. 


What to expect

You will spend one full day (Thursdays) 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.



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

Programme Modules

Module Aims: 

See attached program documentation

Learning Outcomes: 

See attached program documentation


See attached program documentation

Career 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.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates can apply for the following courses through the CAO ( and may be granted exemptions.

Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts – Professional Chef Programme (Level 6)

Bachelor of Arts in Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences (Level 7/8)

Essential Information: 

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

GMIT will make full arrangements for this.


Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 award, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification, and/or relevant life and work experience.

Mature students (23 years of age on 1st January preceding application) can apply.

GMIT's Head of Department will assess the suitability of each candidate upon application.

English Language requirements are available at


Application Process

We are now accepting online applications to this programme. 

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.

If you have any queries on this please email


Closing Date for Applications

Friday 30th August 2021.

Contact Us

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