If you work in the hospitality and catering sector, the Advanced NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery can help you progress to a more senior chef’s role. This course represents a good progression route from the Intermediate NVQ Diploma and you will be producing a variety of complex dishes at an advanced level.
You will need a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cookery qualification and GCSEs in English and Maths - a grade C (grade 4) or above in one and at least a D in the other.
Applications from mature learners with relevant work experience are also welcomed.
It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of attendance.
You will gain a high standard of culinary skills and will cover a variety of topics including:
The course also includes work experience, tutorials and English or maths skills.
Assessment will include a variety of methods such as assignments, tests, practical tasks and building up a portfolio of evidence.
There will be an additional cost for uniforms.
You could consider progressing to a Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management.
This course prepares you for a wide variety of more senior roles such as sous chef.
Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.
I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.