The Advanced Technical Diploma is a unique course that only a few establishments are currently offering. It carries UCAS points for further study at higher education level.
This course can help you progress to a more senior chef’s role and is a great progression route from the Intermediate Diploma in Professional Cookery.
You will be producing a variety of complex dishes at an advanced level to enable you to work in fine dining establishments or progress further in higher education.
You will need a Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery and GCSEs in English and Maths at a grade C (4) level.
Applications from mature students 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:
Work experience will also form part of your study programme.
Assessment will include a variety of methods such as assignments, exam and practical assessments..
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 in fine dining establishments.
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.