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Diploma in Professional Cookery

This course provides in-depth knowledge of culinary skills, with the emphasis on food preparation and cooking skills.
The course includes Practical Cookery, Cookery Theory, Health & Safety, Food Hygiene, Health Food and Special Diets, Supervised Experiences Working in the Training Restaurant Kitchens, Team Working Skills and Communication Skills.

Entry Requirements

2 Years - 4 GCSEs at Grade 2 or equivalent Level 1 / Entry 3 qualification.
1 Year - 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent Level 1/2 qualification.

Fees information

The course fees are listed in the course information box below. You could be entitled to have your fees waived if you are aged 19-23 and do not have a full level 2 qualification or you are aged 24+ and unemployed. Please contact Students Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1DY. Tel 01793 491591 or e-mail for details.

What do I need to bring?

Notepad and pen. *See any extra costs.

Assessment/Exam information

Assessment of practical skill is by observation in kitchen sessions. Students keep a record of their work in practical and theory sessions. Help is available in assembling this portfolio evidence. There will be externally set tests for Functional Skills.

Other information

Functional Skills L1 and L2 /GCSE in Maths and English

What can I do next?

Level 3 Professional Cookery.
An Apprenticeship or employment.

Qualification description

Successful students will achieve the following qualifications:
-Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
-Functional skills/GCSE in Maths and English
-Work experience

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks per year 03 Sep 2018 26 Jun 2020 Tuition fee: £1,300.00
Award body exam fee: £105.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 15.00
Study days: FT COURSE

Any extra costs

Students aged 19+ will pay the standard tuition fee, plus exam, registration and material costs.
There may be some supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits £241.87 (£68 for a returning student).
Financial assistance may be available to cover these costs, please ask a member of staff in our student finance office.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can contact Student Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY. Tel. 01793 491591 or email