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Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery - Level 1

Overview

An introductory course for those who want to develop a career as a professional chef.

This is a full-time course aimed at providing you with the basic skills and knowledge required to progress to further training as a professional cook/chef in a range of settings such as restaurants and events catering.

Functional Skills are a mandatory part of the course and you will be required to study maths or English. These skills are designed to enhance your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English or maths at grade C or above
  • Organisational ability
  • A desire to develop food preparation and cooking skills

 

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

You will be required to purchase a full uniform and kit. For details of estimated prices, please contact the course tutor on 0808 100 3626.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1507A1FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

Location

How will I be assessed?

Externally set assignments, short written tests and practical tests.

What does the course lead to?

Employment within the hospitality and catering industry.

What will I study?

Study a mix of practical and theoretical units to prepare you for work in the industry.
Train under the guidance of qualified and experienced chefs.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

How do I apply?

Apply online

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Next steps

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Why choose West Notts?

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