Certificate in Pastry, Baking and DessertsDevelop your pastry and baking skills through practical teaching and learning, one day per week in GMIT Galway campus
Discipline: Culinary Arts
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
€1,080 plus material fees of €495
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 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, Baking and Desserts (20 credits).
- Fundamentals of Pastry, Baking and Desserts (10 credits)
- Modern and Innovative Pastries and Desserts (10 credits)
- 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
Graduates can apply for the following courses through the CAO (www.cao.ie) and may be granted exemptions.
You will need to buy uniforms, safety shoes and a knife kit before the course starts.
GMIT will make full arrangements for this.
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 https://www.gmit.ie/international/english-language-requirements.