Catering & Hospitality | City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0067-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), Adult qualifications and professional, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Completion of a relevant Level 2 course or significant industry experience. GCSE English and Maths are required. Qualification: City and Guilds Diploma Advanced Cookery (kitchen and larder) Level 3 Awarding Body: City & Guilds UCAS Tariff: 48 Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

This course will help you progress to advanced chef training or start your cookery career. You will explore food and product development, and learn the technical skills required for professional preparation of vegetables, meat, poultry, game and fish. To gain experience of a real working environment, you will work in our training restaurant and complete a work placement. This course will also develop your customer and food service skills including bar service, silver service and table theatre in our on-site restaurant. 

  • Train in professional industry-standard kitchens
  • Tutors with industry experience 
  • Visits to hotels and restaurants
  • Serving experience in our public restaurant


Start dates

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  • student Views Emily Newell C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen and Larder
    After finishing my A Levels in 2015, I took the plunge and decided I wanted to become a Chef. Over the past two years here at College I have progressed a lot and become more confident both in myself as a person and more importantly in my cooking abilities.
  • student Views Amanda Cummins
    The Catering course was very easy to enter as all the Lecturers are respectful of your individuality and learning needs.
  • student Views Thomas Bridge
    Throughout my 3 years of experience during Brighton MET, I’ve learnt such a high skill level in the catering industry.
  • alumni Views Isaac Bartlett Copeland Professional Cookery Level 2
    College was an inspiring place, it opened my eyes to the future and unlocked my potential. Being surrounded by like minded people and lecturers who had the experience to develop and push me forward, opened up amazing opportunities for my career.
  • alumni Views George Martin Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery
    Brighton MET was the stepping-stone to my future. Without the college, training and support I received I would not be where I am today.
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Entry requirements

To study this Level 3 course you should have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or have significant industry experience.

GCSE English and maths are required.

Entry requirements

Course content

Topics include:

  • The principles of food safety supervision for catering
  • Food product development
  • Supervisory skills in the hospitality industry
  • Exploring gastronomy
  • Advanced skills and techniques in producing:
  • Vegetable and vegetarian dishes
  • Meat dishes
  • Poultry and game dishes
  • Fish and shellfish dishes

Why the MET?

You will train in professional standard kitchens and experience a realistic working environment within our public restaurant.

Our catering and hospitality tutors have vast industry and vocational experience.

The department has excellent employment links with the local catering and hospitality industry.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Facilities at Brighton MET

  • Professional standard kitchens with the equipment and facilities to train students in a realistic industry environment
  • Train in Brighton MET's own public restaurant, The Gallery
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
Facilities at Brighton MET
  • Assessment

    Practical assessments, written assignments and short answer papers

Work experience

Brighton MET's Catering and Hospitality Department is respected throughout Brighton as a leading provider of quality staff to the industry.

We work closely with a range of employers across the region and have work experience opportunities with many of the city’s top establishments, including the Grand Hotel, Isaac At, Pike and Pine, The Set and many more.

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.

What's next?

Over 90% of students go on the further study or full-time employment.

Many of our students have progressed on to the acclaimed Exclusive Hotels Chefs Academy, others continue to study at degree level or have secured employment in some of the leading restaurants and hotels across the region.

On successful completion of this Level 3 course you may continue your studies, progress to an apprenticeship or seek employment.

Future careers:

  • Chef de partie
  • Sous chef
  • Head chef
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant manager
  • Bartender
  • Front of house

Course fees and finance

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

Level 3 Entitlement

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

  •  You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or higher, you may not have to pay any fees. 

More funding options

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is part of the government's National Skills Fund, designed to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment and to improve their job prospects.

Additional costs

All students will have to purchase a uniform and professional equipment. Some financial help may be available.


Open events

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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