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Professional Cookery - Part Time

Professional Cookery - Part Time

Level 2
Cheltenham

Course Overview

Part Time
Certificate

This course is a part-time one day a week programme which takes a year to complete. It is suitable for all those who work in the kitchens but have yet to gain formal chef qualifications. It is suitable for those who are considering a change of career.

You will study the following units:

  • Maintain a safe hygienic and secure working environment
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Maintain handle and clean knives
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Hot sauces and Soups
  • Vegetable dishes
  • Bread, Dough and Pastry
  • Hot and Cold desserts

 

You will have the opportunity to attend extra sessions of master classes from some of Gloucestershire’s finest chefs, and visit some local establishments

The qualification you will study is the City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

The assessment on this course will be through a mixture of practical tasks and short answer tests. During the programme you will complete a logbook showing what you have produced and you'll have practical assessments.

There are currently a variety of employment opportunities in the hospitality industry and achievement of this qualification will help to kick-start your career.

  • You must be aged over 19 at the start of the academic year.

    Entry to the course is subject to satisfactory completion of an online Professional Course Assessment that will be sent to you following an application. You will need to demonstrate a good standard of English language, relevant experience, industry knowledge and ability to work at the required level for this course.

  • The general progression route for our Professional Cookery Level 2 programme is:

    Professional Cookery (Level 3) NVQ

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Professional Cookery - Part Time

What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Age: 16-18

You will pay

£21

for your course

This includes the following fees:

Materials: £21

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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British and European Union students

Age: 19+

Costs start at

£754

for your course

This includes the following fees:

Exam: £70

Materials: £21

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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If you would like to apply for this course, please add it to your shortlist. You may then add further courses to your shortlist or continue to complete your application.

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Overseas students

Please contact us to discuss your fees for this course

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Catering and hospitality is a thriving industry in Gloucestershire, across the UK and around the globe, offering a range of exciting opportunities. From hotels, restaurants and cruise ships to holiday parks, contract catering and more, the opportunities are endless and include roles such as chefs, sommeliers, hotel managers and front-of-house staff through to event managers, marketing and public relations.

GC has fantastic links with local and regional employers, which allows students to attend masterclasses with some of the best professionals in the industry. You will gain relevant industry experience by working at GC’s commercial restaurants, which include The View Restaurant at our Forest of Dean Campus, and Number One Restaurant at our Cheltenham Campus.

You’ll also get plenty of real-world experience attending and running events around the county, which may include large functions and corporate events.

Student Stories

Imogen Adlam

I like cooking and getting the freedom to make things. I like finding new dishes, learning new techniques and discovering new flavours. The people I’ve met and the friends I’ve made here have definitely helped me become more outgoing. We work as a team and this course gives you a taste of the cooking industry.

Imogen Adlam

Level 2 - Catering and Hospitality - Cheltenham Campus

Clay Palmer

“I went to Dene Magna, then decided to study catering at GC as that’s what I’d like to do in my career. I have gained knife skills and lots of experience so far; working in new kitchens with large ovens and blast chillers. "

Clay Palmer

Level 2 – Professional Cookery – Forest of Dean Campus

Gemma Parry

“I chose GC as I wanted to learn new skills from lecturers who have lots of experience in industry. I have developed great knife skills and become more familiar with different types of meat and fish; training in modern, well-equipped kitchens. I have built my confidence and made new friends, and learnt how to deal with pressure and time constraints in the kitchen during work experience at a local pub. I hope to bake cakes and desserts in my future career.”

Gemma Parry

Level 3 – Catering and Hospitality – Forest of Dean Campus

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Cheltenham official hospitality supplier
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