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September 2020
1 Year
Course code D3PRCPF1KN

Professional Cookery, Advanced Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This Level 3 Professional Cookery course will build your skills and prepare you for a career at the top of the catering industry.

If you are progressing from the Level 2 course, it will develop and enhance the skills that you have learnt to a high degree of proficiency.

You’ll 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’ll 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) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll 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 course.

What could I do after this course?

After this course, you’ll have the skills needed to work in a professional kitchen or fine-dining setting in a number of roles. You could also start your own business, or increase your skills by progressing to a foundation degree in cooking.


Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs grades 9-2 including a grade 4 in maths or English.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What Our Students Say

Jordan Hinks, Professional Cookery


Jordan Hinks

“This course has 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.

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