During this course, you will learn essential theory and practical skills to gain the confidence needed to further your career as a Chef!

You will explore the world of food production and cooking by focusing on preparing, cooking and serving delicious food including pastry, butchery and sauce work.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Producing basic fish dishes
  • Producing basic meat dishes
  • Producing healthier dishes
  • Providing a counter and takeaway service
  • Producing basic egg dishes
  • Producing basic vegetable dishes
  • Working effectively as part of a team
  • Maintaining food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Giving customers a positive impression of yourself and the organisation

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by observations of preparing, cooking and serving food and short tests.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English or maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you’ll have the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge by progressing on to the level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery.

I’m interested in this course, what should I do next?

Is this the course for you? Submit your application form here.

Alternatively, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here, or visit us at our next Open Event.

Ref: Jen McGill