Culinary Arts (BA Honours) National Sous Chef Apprenticeship

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Culinary Arts

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BA (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course Duration:

2 Years over 4 semesters based on a 12 week semester.

Course Summary

The National Sous Chef Apprenticeship combines academic study with on-the-job training to gain a professional qualification. Designed by industry in consultation with academic professionals, the programme links formal college training with the candidates everyday work environment, allowing them to develop both practically and professionally as a kitchen manager.

Admission Requirements:


Applicants must be currently employed in, or obtain employment in a SOLAS approved establishment. Applicants must hold a Level 7 ordinary degree in Culinary Arts or equivalent or have relevant industry experience.


Applicants who do not have a Level 7 qualification will be reviewed through Recognition of Prior Learning (, on a case by case basis.


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All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.


Course Fee
Year 1: €750 and Year 2: €750
In addition, a €60 fee for the necessary work uniform is required (a fee will also apply if knives are required).



This honours degree programme combines on-the-job training with academic study as outlined below.


    Sept - Dec   Dec - Jan Jan - May   June - Aug
Year 1   5 days in a block in MTU Cork   On the job 5 days in a block in MTU Cork   On the job (work-based
learning captured)
    11 weeks of 1 day in MTU Cork
& 4 days at work
  On the job 11 weeks of 1 day in MTU Cork
& 4 days at work
  On the job (work-based
learning captured
Year 2   12 weeks of 1 day in MTU Cork
& 4 days at work
  On the job 12 weeks of 1 day in MTU Cork
& 4 days at work
  On the job (work-based
learning captured


MTU has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.

For detailed module information re the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts, please click on the below tab.



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Online application will open shortly for course commencing September.

Roisín Clancy
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