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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Yr 1

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. At Level 3 you will study general aspects of catering like Health and Hygiene, Food Safety, Security and Working Relationships. Preparation and cooking units could include: complex 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 in English and maths or L2 NVQ Professional Cookery. (Please note that funding restrictions may apply to students aged 19+. Please contact the Apprenticeship team regarding fees. Apprenticeships are currently not available to those who have a degree, HNC, HND or equivalent L4 or above qualification.

What do I need to bring?

Assessment/Exam information

This is generally done in a realistic working environment at College or can be carried out in the workplace by way of observation and feedback from experienced chefs who are also qualified assessors. The qualification is gained by building up evidence in a portfolio achieved at your own pace whilst at College or in the workplace. You will also complete an ERR logbook.

Other information

Functional Skills L2 in Maths and English

What can I do next?

Employment in hospitality.

Qualification description

Successful students will achieve the following:
* Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Profesional Cookery (QCF)
*Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) (QCF)
*Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
*Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
32 weeks per year 02 Aug 2017 01 Aug 2018 Tuition fee: £2.00
Award body exam fee: £87.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: 13:00 - 16:00
Hours per week: 7.00
Study days: MON

Any extra costs

How to apply

Please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email