Menu

Professional Cookery Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

Print Page

Further your skills in food preparation, developing meat, poultry, fish and pastry dishes with this Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3.

If you want to move your career in hospitality on to the next level – advancing your skills in food preparation, developing meat, poultry, fish and pastry dishes – plus pick up skills in creating positive work relationships, our Professional Cookery Level 3 course will put you on the right track.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

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 also have the opportunity to study the CIEH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering. This is a three-day intensive course for people working at supervisory level.

 

How I'll learn

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

You develop supervisory, organisational, time-management and people skills, as well as how to work under pressure. On successful completion you will gain the City and Guilds NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery at Level 3.

 

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

 

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 5 GCSEs at Grade 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

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with 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.) 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.