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?

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Learn advanced skills and techniques for the fine dining restaurant, including preparing and constructing complex dishes, as well as canapés and cocktails.

This course is mainly practical, working within our production and training kitchens.You will have input on designing menus and the units you wish to take to achieve the qualification. Working with experienced chef lecturers, the course is aimed at extending you to achieve your full potential, creating diverse and interesting dishes. You are encouraged to work in local hospitality kitchens and, if you wish, you can become a programme-led apprentice.

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.

You will also have the opportunity to enter regional cookery competitions, cater for community events and work with celebrity chefs.

Start dates

September 2020 Apply

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who 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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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

Course topics include:

  • Developing recipes
  • Designing menus
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Exploring gastronomy and advanced techniques
  • Regional competitions

Why this course at the MET?

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

Further study and careers

Further study

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

Future careers

• Chef de partie

• Sous chef

• Head chef

• Caterer

Further study and careers

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying. More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs
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