The prestigious Ballymaloe 12 Week Certificate is based on a structured programme , covering a wide range of world cuisines and techniques. It equips students with all the necessary skills to start a career as a professional chef.

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12 Week Certificate Course January 2019 Mon 7th Jan - Sat 30th March 2019 €12,495 Places Available Book Now
12 Week Certificate Course January (6 Week Starter Course) 12 Weeks

Mon 7th Jan - Sat 16th February 2019

€6,495 Places Available Book Now
12 Week Certificate Course April 2019 Mon 29th April - Sat 20th July 2019 €12,595 Places Available Book Now
12 Week Certificate Course September 2019 Mon 23rd Sep - Sat 14th December 2019 €12,595 Places Available Book Now


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A peek at the schedule of a typical day for the Ballymaloe 12 Week Certificate student. It's an early start and a busy day, but we guarantee you'll have lots of fun along the way!

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More information on our 12 week course

Student Blogs

There's nothing quite like reading about the past experiences of the students who have already passed through our halls to get a real flavour of what it's like to study and live here.

Student Accommodation

12 Week Certificate students may avail of accommodation at the Ballymaloe Cookery School Cottages. There are also options for off-campus and local accommodation.

Afternoon Cookery Demonstration at Ballymaloe Cooking School

Student Area

This area is designed specifically for current students, providing access to recipes, weekly lists, rotas, and upcoming events.

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