Baking & Pastry Arts Managment / Bainistíocht Ealaíon Báicéireachta ┐ Taosráin

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

2019 CAO Points - 240

Leaving Cert

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Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

If any applicant has a medically diagnosed food allergy (note; not an intolerance), this programme is not recommended. 

There’s a growing demand for professional bakery managers. If you’d like to pursue a career in the field of bread and flour confectionery baking and confectionery management, this programme will develop your knowledge of the field and the social, technical, business and practical skills you’ll need.

The baking industry is both national and international and embraces small artisan bakeries, large-scale mass-production bakeries, delicatessens, artisan bakery-cafes and sandwich bars. It has expanded rapidly in the last decade, giving rise to a growing demand for professional bakery managers.

This programme embraces food management, entrepreneurship, practical culinary skills and confectionery management. It aims to develop students’ social, technical, business and practical skills, underpinned by knowledge so that they can pursue a successful career in the field of bread and flour confectionery baking and confectionery management.

You’ll study subjects such as Baking Technology, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Accounting, Management Principles, Baking Ingredients Studies, Bakery Product Development, Operations Management, Practical Baking Skills in Confectionery, Sugar Craft, Pastry and Artisan Bread Making, and enjoy an Industry Internship.

On successful completion of two years’ study, if you wish to exit the programme, you may be awarded a Higher Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts Management.

Work Placement
Year 3 provides the student with the opportunity to undertake a full semester of national or international industry placement in a company of their choice, relevant to their chosen discipline of Baking and Pastry Arts Management.

Further Study
On successful completion of this programme, you’ll be eligible to apply for a place on the add-on-year BSc in Baking and Pastry Arts Management (Honours), or apply for transfer to the BA in Culinary Arts (Honours), or the BSc in Culinary Entrepreneurship (Honours).

Bakery Production and Management in large-scale mass-production Bakeries, Delicatessen, BakeryFood Product Development. There are entrepreneurial opportunities for Artisan Bread and Confectionery-Based Operations, as well as openings in Education, Consultancy, and Research, or as Bakery Technical Advisors.

Semester 1

  • Baking Ingredients Studies
  • Communications
  • Professional Baking – Bread
  • Culinary Science: Food Safety
  • Management Principles
  • Professional Baking - Morning Goods & Biscuits

Semester 2

  • Baking Technology
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Professional Baking - Breads
  • Professional Baking - Tarts & Pastries
  • Culinary Information Systems
  • Introduction to Culinary Science

Semester 1

  • Professional Baking – Cake
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting for Hospitality Business
  • Professional Baking-Sweet Breads
  • Baking Ingredients Studies

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Professional Baking – Cake
  • Professional Baking - Sweet Breads
  • Financial & Cost Accounting
  • Baked Food Product Development
  • Wine Studies*
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • National Internship

*Option: offered subject to availability, demand and level, from the suite of modules as identified by the programme committee. Please note that options can change from year to year.

Semester 1

  • Operations Management Systems
  • Food Entrepreneurship
  • Baking Technology
  • Artisan Bread Technology
  • Food Product Development

Semester 2

  • Industry Placement

Challenging yet very rewarding, I am loving the baking and pastry arts management course.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Science


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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