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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

24+ Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for working as a chef - or in a variety of supervisory roles within the kitchen - in the hospitality and catering industry.

There is a growing need within the industry for chefs with the correct skills - and this course will equip you with those skills.

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for anyone who has achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking qualification. You will need at least a grade C (4) GCSE in English or Maths.

Course Content

Mandatory units are:

  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Maintain health and safety

There is also a wide range of optional units such as:

  • Prepare and cook complex fish dishes
  • Prepare and cook complex meat dishes
  • Prepare and cook complex poultry dishes
  • Prepare and cook complex hot sauces
  • Prepare and cook complex soups
  • Prepare and cook complex hot and cold desserts
  • Prepare and cook complex pastry products

 

In addition, you will undertake work experience and further develop your maths or English skills if required.

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments and tests will be ongoing, with theory tests, assignments and the compilation of a portfolio of evidence.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A uniform will be required.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

You can progress to a Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Hospitality Management.

Careers

This qualification could lead to senior chef roles such as chef de partie or sous chef.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Compliments to the award-winning 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.
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