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Introduction to Pastry and Baking (Skills to Advance)

The purpose of this award is to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to produce a range of baked goods, including breads, pastries and hot and cold desserts.

Minor Award Business Support Unit

  • Location
  • Type
  • Duration
    8 Weeks
  • Certification
    QQI Level 5
  • Fees
    No Fees

Course Overview

The purpose of this award is to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to produce a range of baked goods, including breads, pastries and hot and cold desserts.

What will I study ?

  • Pastry, Baking and Desserts (5N2084)

Why should I do this course ?

  • On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge, and competencies to work independently under supervision in a professional kitchen. Applicants may pursue a variety of roles within the service sector/industry.

What are the entry requirements ?

  • This course is aimed at those who are currently in employment

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

What is the certification ?

QQI Level 5 Minor Award Pastry, Baking And Desserts (5N2084)


Fee Information

There are no fees associated with this course.

Still have questions ?

Contact Claire O Shea (Business Support Unit) at (066) 714 9690 or email [email protected].

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Mary on our Part-time courses team at 066-7149696.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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