What do I learn?
On this advanced-level practical course you learn how to: establish and develop positive working relationships in hospitality; maintain the health, safety and security of the working environment; maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food; prepare, cook and finish complex dishes in meat, poultry, fish and vegetables; prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces, dressings and cold sauces, soups and cold desserts; prepare, process and finish chocolate products; prepare, finish and present canapes and cocktail products; contribute to the control of resources, and the development and introduction of recipes and menus. You also have the opportunity to study the CIEH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering. This is a three-day intensive course for people working at supervisory level.
Assessment of your practical skills is continuous and we test your theoretical knowledge too. Your tutor monitors your progress and offers advice and guidance so you achieve the most from your study.
You learn primarily through practical sessions, though there are theory sessions too.
What do I gain?
You develop supervisory, organisational, time-management and people skills, as well as how to work under pressure. On successful completion you will gain the NVQ Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery.
What do I need?
Applicants for the Level 3 programme will need to have completed a Level 2 qualification in chef's skills or have a minimum of three years' relevant work experience in a quality establishment.
They will normally have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including some subjects related to the proposed area of study) and the willingness to study for an additional Level 2 qualification in English and/or Maths.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
What do I gain?
Successful completion of this course puts you in a good position for catering positions which require individual responsibility and some supervisory experience.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.