BA Culinary Arts Practice (Springboard)

Bachelor of Arts BA Culinary Arts Practice (Springboard)

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This course is designed for those who wish to work in advanced culinary roles in the hospitality industry.

You will learn advanced culinary skills from our dedicated and highly experience lecturers, taught in our fantastic facilities, which includes training kitchens, a production kitchen, training restaurant, training bar and polytunnel.

What will I experience?

Core subjects covered including Advanced Culinary Techniques, Advanced Pastry and Food and Beverage Management.

The course includes a compulsory work placement.

What opportunities might it lead to?

A Level 7 degree in culinary arts will lead to progression opportunities in industry or opportunity to progress to our B.A. Culinary Entrepreneurship.

Additional Information

Classes run 09.00 - 18.00 on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Assessment Information

You will be assessed through:

  • Continuous practical assessment
  • Essays and reports
  • Reflective diaries
  • Examinations

Course Details

Course Fees:
€750 for those in employment
Course Duration:
1 Year
Registration Closing Date:

Application Deadline: Friday 13th September

Course Commencement Date:

Induction on 16th September

Classes Commence 26th September

Course Award:
Bachelor of Arts
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Dept of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Candidates must have a Level 6 in Culinary Arts to be eligible.·

Candidates who do not have English as a first language will have to demonstrate competence in ability to complete assignments.·

Candidates should have a strong interest in working in hospitality or already be working in the industry.

Lecturer Testimonial

Brian O'Ruairc, Lecturer in Culinary Arts Profile Image

Brian O'Ruairc, Lecturer in Culinary Arts

Brian O'Ruairc is a graduate of the Culnary School in Killybegs, Thames Valley University, Slough & the City and Guilds Advanced Craft Cookery.

Student Testimonial

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Patrick Walsh, Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery

If you are truly passionate about food and want to become a great chef, then AIT is the best college to help you achieve your career goals.

Course Structure

Year 1

Advanced Culinary Techniques

Advanced Pastry

Food Marketing

Food and Beverage Management

HR and Leadership

Course Facilities

Careers & Opportunities

Further Study

​Upon completion of this course you may progress to the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Culinary Entrepreneurship.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Facility Gallery

The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
Hospitality students in the Burj al Arab, Dubai
Hospitality students in the Burj al Arab, Dubai
Training Bar in the Hospitality Building
Training Restaurant in the Hospitality Building
Training Restaurant in the Hospitality Building
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