Catering & Hospitality | Diploma in Professional Cookery | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0259-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3 Awarding Body: C&G

Why this course?

Our popular fine dining restaurant, coffee shop and industrial kitchens provide an ideal environment to learn the skills needed for a career in the catering and hospitality industry. At Level 2 you have the option to split the course over two years, studying food and beverage service in the first year and professional cookery in the second. At Level 3, you will specialise in either fine dining service or cookery, learning advanced skills and techniques.

  • Professional standard kitchens 
  • Industry-experienced tutors 
  • Opportunities to work with celebrity chefs 
  • Visits to hotels and restaurants

Start dates

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Entry requirements

To join this course, you must have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or have significant industry experience.

GCSE English and maths are also required.

Entry requirements

Course content

Topics include: 

  • Exploring gastronomy and advanced techniques
  • Developing recipes and designing menus
  • Regional competitions

Why this course?

  • Popular public restaurant
  • Industry-standard refurbished kitchens
  • Opportunities to work with celebrity chefs
  • Visits to hotels and restaurants
  • Themed evenings, community and charity events

What's next?

After Level 3, you may wish to continue your studies, start an apprenticeship or seek employment.

Future careers include:

  • Chef de partie
  • Sous chef
  • Head chef
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant manager
  • Bartender
  • Front-of-house
What's next?

Course costs

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. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Additional costs
You may need to purchase a uniform and professional equipment, some financial help may be available.

Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

Course costs

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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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