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Professional Cookery, Award
Although there are around 250,000 in the UK, reports show that there is a shortage of skilled chefs.
What will I do on this course?
You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of customer service in the hospitality industry, gain a solid introduction to the subject and develop your interpersonal skills.
- How to make wonderful coffee
- How to use equipment to make tea, hot chocolate, smoothies and juices
- Basic food preparation and cooking
- Food safety
- Health and safety
- Food allergies
- Healthy eating.
You’ll develop your maths and English skills to the level that most employers look for, and attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy.
All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview including any additional support that you may require.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through a mixture of practical assessments, multiple-choice tests and assignments.
What could I do after this course?
After this course, you’ll be qualified to work as a barista, and in other customer-facing and kitchen-based roles in the catering industry. You could also increase your earning potential with a Level 3 qualification in a catering subject.
You’ll need a kit and uniform for your work experience or placement and home practice, which is likely to cost between £50 and £100. This cost and the bursaries that might be available can be discussed at your interview.
You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3-1 (with at least two at grade 3 or above) or the successful completion of a pre-vocational programme.
What our students say
Jordan Hinks, Professional Cookery
“This course is varied and interesting, and I constantly learnt new dishes and expanded my skills”
Former school: King Alfred
Course: Professional Cookery
What next? Progressing to the Level 3 Diploma and then aiming to get a job on a cruise liner or in a high-end restaurant or hotel.