Course Details

  • This City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery is a technical level qualification aimed at learners who are on a full-time Level 3 education programme and wish to pursue a career as a chef in a professional kitchen.

    This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for professional cookery and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a professional chef. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
    • Planning for preparing, cooking and finishing dishes
    • Food safety for catering
    • Advanced meat and offal
    • Advanced poultry and game
    • Advanced fish and shellfish
    • Advanced vegetable and vegetarian dishes.

    Students will be able to gain work experience in our professional standard college restaurant as well as the opportunity to work with our partners at The Chefs’ Forum and local hotels and restaurants.

  • Must have GCSE grades 4 and above in English and maths.
    Must have Level 2 Professional Cookery qualification or Technical Level 2.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be able to progress onto one of the following qualifications:
    • Level 4 Culinary Arts
    • Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionary
    • Level 3 Hospitality Travel and Tourism

    Within the sector, there is a huge range of job opportunities in a wide range of settings such as hotels, restaurants, conferencing, tourism, commercial catering, outside events and much more.

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  • A uniform is required for this course.
    If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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