Culinary Skills

This course is designed for those who wish to work as a chef in the hotel/ restaurant/ contract catering sectors. This course includes a mixture of classroom and practical hospitality classes. These are taught in our state-of-the-art facilities, which include dedicated training kitchens, a stylish restaurant and modern classrooms and IT labs. The course is free for everyone. You will receive a uniform and knife set on registration.


Our course content is aligned with industry requirements


This course is delivered fully online.


This course will allow for clear career and educational progression

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Programme Aims

Core subjects covered including Volume Food production, Culinary Techniques, Pastry and more.

You will learn fundamental culinary skills from our dedicated and highly experience lecturers, taught in our fantastic facilities.

On this course you take a compulsory work placement at the end of your first year.



Programme Content

  • Volume Food Production
  • Nutrition & Menu Planning
  • The Guest Experience & Service Standards
  • Learning and Development for Higher Education
  • Pastry Baking and Desserts
  • Culinary Fundamentals
  • Placement

Minimum Entry Requirements

Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years)


Leaving Certificate Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)


QQI Level 5 Full award with a minimum of eight modules. or Recognition of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)


Induction – Saturday 11th September 2023

Classes – Week commencing Monday 13th September 2023

Programme Fee

This is a ICT Skills/Springboard+ Funded Programme.

This programme will be fully funded for eligible unemployed applicants.

Eligible employed applicants will be 90% funded.  They will have to pay 10% directly to TUS. For full details of eligibility criteria and to apply go to


Classroom – 2 X days per week

NFQ Level

Level 6 NFQ , 60 Credits


  • The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure offers all students the opportunity to take part in overseas field trips to explore international hospitality. In the last three years our students have visited China, Dubai, Malaysia, Poland, Italy, France and Spain, among others.
  • Completion of the course will allow you to progress to year 2 of the Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts
  • Completion of the course will open up new opportunities in the culinary service sector.


What Our Students Have to Say

TUS Flexible Learning offers access to a network of the greatest bunch of students ever, along with alumni, faculty, and business leaders both local and international. Working in a virtual world has not limited the access to any of these support networks and likely the main reason I have been able to get through the course while balancing work and family commitments. If you are considering taking that next step forward in your career, I would highly recommend the Master of Science program in TUS Flexible Online
Kevin Wall
Master of Science
I found studying at TUS Fexible Learning to be really family friendly. A mix of weekend classes and online content really suited my family circumstances brilliantly and i found the staff to be extremely professional, helpful and easy to engage with
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Kevin Dwayne
Research Masters
The support from lecturers has been incredible. They are always available to answer questions and the assignment work is very practical so you gain really practical skills which you can bring with you to your workplace or new employer. The funded places make it really affordable and the lecturers really work with you so you get the best from the course.
Aishling Casey
Postgraduate Diploma
I found it beneficial that my fellow students came from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds. It was amazing to see that everybody could contribute their own specialist knowledge and skills while at the same time learning from new perspectives.
Ita Kenny
Master of Science

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