Professional Cookery Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

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Further your skills in food preparation and developing meat, poultry, fish and pastry dishes.

If you want to move your career in hospitality to the next level, advance your skills in food preparation and develop meat, poultry, fish and pastry dishes as well as pick up skills in creating positive work relationships, our Professional Cookery Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma will put you on the right track.

What I'll learn

On this advanced-level practical course you learn how to:

  • Establish and develop positive working relationships in hospitality
  • Maintain the health, safety and security of the working environment
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex dishes in meat, poultry, fish and pasta
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough, cakes and sponges, hot and cold desserts and the development and introduction of recipes and menus

You will develop supervisory, organisational, time-management and people skills, as well as learn how to work under pressure.

On successful completion of this programme you will gain the Professional Cookery Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma.


How I'll learn

You learn primarily through practical sessions, though there are theory sessions too.


How I'll be assessed

Assessment of your practical skills is continuous and we test your theoretical knowledge too.

Your tutor monitors your progress and offers advice and guidance so you achieve the most from your study.


Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Level 3 programme will need to have completed a Level 2 qualification in chef's skills or have a minimum of three years' relevant work experience in a quality establishment.

They will normally have at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above (including some subjects related to the proposed area of study) and the willingness to study for an additional Level 2 qualification in English and/or Maths.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  1. Register for our online service and verify your account
  2. Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.