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Professional Cookery Advanced Diploma - Part Time

Professional Cookery Advanced Diploma - Part Time

Level 3
Cheltenham

Course Overview

Part Time
Certificate

Are you wanting to take your chef skills to the next level? The Level 3 Professional Cookery qualification is ideally suited to those wanting a career change, to improve their current skills and have less time to commit to training?

The Level 3 takes place 1 day per week over a 1 year period and suits people with either lots of experience in the professional kitchen or those who have achieved a level 2 course in Professional Cookery.

The following topics are covered within this qualification through a variety of practical skills sessions and theory based topics:

  • Cook and finish complex fish dishes
  • Cook and finish complex meat dishes
  • Cook and finish complex poultry dishes
  • Maintain food safety when preparing, storing and cooking food
  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Health, hygiene, safety and security
  • Prepare, cook and present fresh pasta dishes
  • Prepare, finish and present cold desserts
  • Complex hot sauces, dressings and cold sauces

This qualification could lead to jobs such as:

  • Commis chef
  • Chef de partie
  • Sous chef

The qualification you will study is the City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery. 

 

  • Entry Requirements

    Typical Entry Criteria

    • A full level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery must be completed

    Any relevant Level 2 qualification must be translatable to the current qualification structure delivered and verified by the College

    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 3) programme is:

    Higher education or employment in industry

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Professional Cookery Advanced Diploma - 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+

You will pay

£3,345

for your course

This includes the following fees:

Exam: £82

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

Proud To Be Working With

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catercater logo
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Cheltenham official hospitality supplier
ellenborough park logo
farncombe estate logo
manor by the lake logo
the patisserie box logo

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