What's covered?

If you are looking to change career or improve your prospects, our 12 week fast-track course in professional cookery will teach you the basic skills to become a chef, giving you a good grounding in basic cookery skills and food safety.

Most of the people who enrol on this course have no prior experience - we'll teach you everything you need to know and help you to achieve an industry-recognised qualification, preparing you for your new career. This qualification will help you undertake skills and techniques in producing dishes, enabling you to carry out roles within a kitchen, whether in the kitchen and larder or the pastry section. It is structured to enable you to work with a wide range of products in the preparation, cooking and presentation of dishes in a professional kitchen

All our lecturers are qualified professionals with real industry experience. You will learn in our professional training kitchens and our working restaurant, which feature the latest industry equipment.

What do you need?

There are no formal entry requirements although you will be required to take a College assessment. You will also require enthusiasm, motivation and a proven commitment to hard work, good time keeping and a desire to learn.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed through course work, theory and practical tests.

How Long?

This course lasts 10 weeks

What course next?

An Apprenticeship or a career in the Hospitality industry

What could this lead to?

Our Professional Cookery Diploma Level 2 course is accredited by City & Guilds and is recognised within the industry, so you can go straight into employment, move on to an apprenticeship with a local business or progress on to the Level 3 Diploma to further increase your earning potential.

The hospitality and catering sector is one of the biggest employers in the region, so you should not be short of options. There is a vast array of local career opportunities, from becoming a chef or waiter/waitress in a restaurant or hotel to roles in catering companies, conference centres, gastropubs, cafés and other catering establishments. On average, a chef in the UK can earn around £25,000 per year (source: Totaljobs.com 2017).

Choose from the following options

Many students are entitled to a reduction in tuition fees on many of our courses, which can dramatically reduce the overall cost of the course. More information can be found on our course fee reductions page. Financial support, loans and instalment plans are also available to eligible students.

Contact us on 01753 793288 to check whether you might be eligible for a reduced fee.

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