Professional Cookery, Advanced Diploma
This Level 3 Professional Cookery programme will further assist you in developing skills that will be carried with you during your career at the top of the catering industry. You will be cooking complex dishes in demanding and fast paced kitchens, to help you perform your best even when under pressure. Teamwork and effective communication skills are crucial in these environments.
Our state-of-the-art training kitchen and public restaurant will give you real-life experience of working in this dynamic and fast-paced industry – and our experienced lecturers, who possess a wealth of knowledge, will guide you in developing your skills and support you through your studies.
When you study with us, you’ll become part of our Hospitality & Catering Career Excellence Hub, which means you’ll enjoy a host of career-boosting benefits and unrivalled access to potential employers. You will benefit from work experience opportunities, inspirational cooking experiences, masterclasses from renowned chefs and courses designed in collaboration with employers to meet industry demands. You'll gain invaluable industry insight and create numerous networking opportunities. By the time you complete your training, you'll be fully prepared for your future career, armed with the skills and knowledge that employers value.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
You will work with the finest produce and study both classical and contemporary dishes, under the direction of our expert chef lecturers and guest lecturers, who are leading figures in the industry. You will cover a range of advanced topics, including practical gastronomy, supervising food safety, advanced meat and offal skills and techniques, poultry and game, fish and shellfish and hot and cold desserts. As part of this study programme, you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID). You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform which will be available on the college shop.
You will sit two papers to test your theoretical knowledge, as well as practical assessments throughout the year, and an end-of-year assessment. Work experience is an essential part of this programme.
After this programme, you will have the skills needed to work in a professional kitchen or fine-dining setting in several roles. You could also start your own business or increase your skills by progressing to a hospitality degree or the BA (Hons) in Business Management and Sustainability at University Centre Weston.
You will need four GCSEs at grade 9-2 including a grade 4 in maths and English, and a Level 2 qualification in professional cookery.
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Cooking has always been my passion...I cannot wait to become a chef in my own right, my ambition is to open my own business using the qualifications and experiences I’ve gained from Weston College.