Course Code
24205 19
Course Title
Level 3
1 year
Entry Requirements
4 x GCSE atr grade C/4 or above including maths and English or Level 2 Professional cookery, Level 2 Food and beverage service.
Start Date
Days and Times

Entrance requirements

4 x GCSE atr grade C/4 or above including maths and English or Level 2 Professional cookery, Level 2 Food and beverage service.

Course Description

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards .

This qualification will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a professional cooking environment. Specifically you will learn how to maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment and develop productive working relationships with colleagues. You will also learn how to maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.

Who is the course suitable for?

Those with a clear passion for food, cookery and hospitality.

Course content

Develop productive working relationships with colleagues Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment Plus several Optional units where you must earn a minimum of 39 creditsfor example: Prepare poultry for complex dishes Cook and finish complex game dishes Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces Ensure food safety practices are followed in the preparation and serving of food and drink
Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough products Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts Prepare fish for complex dishes Prepare, cook and finish complex soups Contribute to the control of resources Prepare, finish and present canapés and cocktail products Contribute to the development of recipes and menus

Development of Maths and English

Students who have not yet achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and Maths will have to continue taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements. At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have a D/3 in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C/4 grade at GCSE level.

Employability Skills Development

Your study programme will include employability skills development which includes Careers, support and guidance on progression opportunities.Students will be required to attend work experience in an external environment once a week and attend evening and Saturday sessions in college for work based learning sessions.

How will the course be taught?

You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced professionals who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level. All practical lessons will take place in our state of the art, industry standard kitchens and restaurant. You will also take part in front of house service as well as back of house cooking.

How will I know how well I am doing?

Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their learners on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.

Are there any additional costs?

Trips,uniform and kit plus any additional ingredients required.

What course can I do next?

Level 4 or gain employment

Where can I get further support / advice?

Please apply online and you will be invited for an interview withe subject teacher who will discuss the course fully with you.

How do I join the course?

Please apply online.

Course Fees

16-18 £0.00 19-23 £3345 24+ £3345

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