Professional Cookery

Diploma Hospitality & Catering

Course Details

Subject Area
Hospitality & Catering
Age Group

Wythenshawe Campus
(Part Time Non Released - 36 weeks)

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 36 weeks)

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The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in professional qualification aimed at 16-18 & adult learners who are in a full-time Level 3 education programme and wish to pursue a career as a chef in a professional kitchen.
The course is aimed at chefs who are currently working or have a part time role in a professional kitchen or are working in a supervisory role.
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:
• Working as part of a Team
• Maintaining food safety when preparing storing food
• Maintain safe hygienic environment
• Preparing, cooking meat poultry, fish , shellfish, fermented dough product, paste based products, hot, cold desserts, finishing techniques, soups, sauce, chocolate work, pasta, vegetable dishes.

Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

Practical assessments and theory test papers

Level 4 culinary arts
Level 3 patisserie and confectionary
Level 3 hospitality travel and tourism
Level 3 food and beverage supervision

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This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Skills Fund, therefore if you are aged over 19 and this is your first or second full Level 3 qualification, you can study for free. For more information visit
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 and funding page to find out all the information you need.
Chefs uniform is required as part of the college PPE this can be purchased via the college

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Hospitality & Catering

Maybe you’re already a whizz in the kitchen, and the thought of exploring fine dining and gourmet food has your mouth watering?

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