Course Details

  • To take your cooking skills to the next level and enhance your employability as a professional chef, this Level 3 Diploma will provide you with further expertise and abilities in the kitchen environment.

    You’ll learn a number of advanced preparation and cooking techniques to really deepen your level of knowledge around food. You’ll be creating dishes using a variety of vegetables, meat, poultry and fish - alongside finer ingredients like game and shellfish - and be delving even deeper into food safety and supervision issues in the catering industry.

    As part of the course, you’ll also be able to choose optional units to learn some skills that really interest you. This could be cooking and finishing dressings, creating cold sauces from scratch, or even baking cakes, biscuits and petit fours!

  • In order to make sure you’re comfortable learning the advanced skills on this course, you’ll need to already have a Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, or at least 2 or 3 years experience working in a professional environment in hotels and restaurants.

    You’ll also need to have GCSEs at grade A – C in Maths and English Language, or a level 1/2 qualification in literacy and numeracy.

  • To demonstrate you have picked up the advanced skills and techniques learnt on this course, a large portion of your assessment will be centred on practical tasks in a real working environment.

    You’ll also need to complete some written questions and portfolio work in the classroom.

  • Once you’ve completed this diploma, you’ll be well equipped to begin your career in the catering and hospitality industries. You’ll also have the qualifications needed to study a higher level course with us at The Manchester College, if you wanted to further develop your skills in hospitality management.

    With the advanced skills you’ve learnt, you’ll be able to work across the industry in restaurants, hotels and professional kitchens, succeeding in a wide variety of career options to suit your interests and abilities. Link to Careerss)

  • To help you finance your course at The Manchester College, there are a number of different funding options available. You may be eligible for reductions in fees or special bursaries, or you might want to look at the different kinds of loans that can help you out.

    We’ve put together everything you need to know about fees, finance and funding, so take a look and see which options are suitable for you. (link to relevant finance page)

  • Would you like to find out more about the course or explore how it might help your career? Our dedicated team are more than happy to answer any questions you might have, either about this course specifically or about finance, applications or anything you might want to chat about!

    Just let us know how we can help! (link to enquiry page)