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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery

This course is for people who are employed in the food and hospitality Industry and who have the ambition to become trained and skilled chefs.
The Advanced Apprenticeship covers the following mandatory areas:
• Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
• Establish and develop positive working relationships in hospitality
• Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the workplace

In addition preparation and cooking units could include: meat, fish, sauces and soups, vegetables, dough products, pasta, rice, egg dishes, cakes, sponges and desserts.

Entry Requirements

The Apprenticeship is open to those aged 16+ in suitable employment who hold GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade D or above in English and Maths.

As well as, a Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery or Food Production.

For exams taken 2017 onwards you will need GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above in English and Maths.

Although the course is essentially practical and vocational in nature, the basic knowledge associated with food preparation, science and hygiene are covered in a degree of detail.

The course requires a strong commitment in terms of motivation and flexibility since trainee chefs have to work under pressure preparing quality food to an ever-discerning public.

Fees information

You will need to provide your own chefs whites and knives set (some employers may provide these) and information regarding this can be obtained on application.

What do I need to bring?

Some courses may require additional course materials for further information please, contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.ukTeam on 01793 498208 or email Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk

Assessment/Exam information

All assessments are done in a realistic working environment at College.

The qualification is gained by building up evidence in a portfolio achieved at your own pace whilst at College and in the workplace.

Other information

• Functional Skills in English (Level 2)
• Functional Skills in Maths (Level 2)

This course is based at North Star.
During the course you will receive expert tuition from highly trained staff.
A qualified Assessor will be allocated to the learner who will provide an induction and plan with him/her assessments in their work place.

A Training Co-ordinator will support you throughout your training, through regular work based review meetings.

As a member of Swindon College apprentices will be able to benefit from the range of services and facilities it has to offer, such as:
• Library and Learning Resource Centre
• Student Enrichment Centre
• The Restaurant
• Sports Therapy Clinic
• Osteopathy Clinic
• Little Stars Nursery
• Counselling
• Beauty Therapy Salon
• Hairdressing Salons

What can I do next?

There are many options open to successful candidates after completion. Further study is possible in the form of NVQ Level 4 Advanced Craft or Higher Education courses such as the HND or HNC in Hospitality Management.

Employment opportunities include careers such as Commis Chef, Chef de Partie or Trainee Supervisor, depending on the organisation or establishment.

Qualification description

Successful students will achieve the following:
• NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery
• Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) (QCF)
• Functional Skills in English (Level 2)
• Functional Skills in Maths (Level 2)

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
34 weeks 01 Aug 2018 31 Jul 2019 Associated fees will be discussed at the time of enquiry APPCATL3
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: 09:00 - 17:00
Hours per week: 7.00
Study days: 1 DAY

Any extra costs

You will need to provide your own chefs whites and knives set (some employers may provide these) and information regarding this can be obtained on application.

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, please contact the Apprenticeship Team
Swindon College
North Star Avenue
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN2 1DY

01793 498208
Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk
www.swindon.ac.uk