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Professional Cookery - Part Time

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    This course is a part-time one day a week programme which normally 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 may also be suitable for those who are considering a change of career.

    You will study: 4 core units which comprise of:

    • 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

    Plus a choice of additional units covering the following areas:

    • Fish and Shellfish
    • Meat, Poultry and Game
    • Hot sauces and Soups
    • Rice and Pasta
    • Bread, Dough and Pastry
    • Healthier options
    • Hot and Cold desserts
    • Cold food presentation

    The course includes master classes from some of Gloucestershire’s finest chefs, trips to suppliers, producers and manufacturers, and attendance at Chef Forum events.

    The qualifications you will study are the City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (General), and the Level 2 Award in Food Safety.

    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. Your theory knowledge will normally be tested using an on-line assessment system with multi-choice questions, but you can also be tested using short answer written questions.

    You will be part of the expanding hospitality industry and this course will provide you with the core skills to work as a professional chef or to improve the skills you already have as a professional chef. Whilst you will be working within a group you will also be given individual targets and support tailored to your needs and the needs of your workplace. You will be able to train on the latest equipment using new techniques and ingredients. You will require a uniform and knives for kitchen work.


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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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