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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

Enhance your knowledge of preparing, cooking and finishing complex dishes, from fish and meat to shellfish and game, whilst adhering to food safety, health and hygiene.

You'll also learn new technqiues and skills in butchery, larder preparations, sauce work and fine pastries and confectionery.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course you will study the following:

  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing meat dishes
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing poultry and game dishes
  • Supervisory skills in the hospitality industry
  • The principles of food safety supervision for catering
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing fish and shellfish dishes
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing vegetable and vegetarian dishes

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by observations of preparing, cooking and serving food and short tests.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully completed the level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking or the level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you'll have all of the necessary culinary skills and knowledge you'll need to succeed in the industry. You could find yourself working anywhere in the world, under the best Chefs, fulfilling all of your ambitions.

You could even become a Head Chef and run your own kitchen, devising dishes and managing your team.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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Inspiring Success

Kyle

“At College, I’ve had some amazing opportunities working with top chefs in fast-paced kitchens, across a variety of locations in the UK.”

Kyle, Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

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Why study Catering and Hospitality with us?

Employability

Students have gained employment with exclusive restaurants or have launched their own businesses.

Fine Dining Restaurant

Colours Restaurant has a fantastic reputation and provides a commercial working environment.

Industry Competitions

Help your CV stand out by participating in prestigious industry competitions.

Industry Standard Facilities

Our contemporary training facilities are well resourced, reflecting industry standards.

Industry Contacts

Celebrity chefs and placements in top restaurants and hotels, add value to your training.

Experienced Tutors

Your tutors have worked in Michelin starred restaurants and luxury hotels around the world.