This intensive course is perfect if you love to cook, have a creative flair and want to further develop your cooking skills to move into a supervisory role in a professional kitchen.
You’ll learn advanced cookery techniques and combine interesting ingredients and flavours to create new dishes and menus. You’ll learn supervisory skills, as well as further developing your knowledge of food hygiene and health and safety within the catering and hospitality industry.
You can expect to put your skills into practice by supervising service in our brand new commercial restaurant in the heart of Nottingham at our City Hub campus, serving a variety of lunch and dinner menus, including à la carte, prix fixé and events, to a wide range of customers.
You will experience industry work placements and meet with professional and renowned chefs to learn from the best. There’s lots of hands-on cooking time, plus time spent researching and learning the theory of catering.
Aged 19 or over?
If you don't already hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to at least two A Levels, or a Level 3 vocational qualification), you can now study this course fully funded!
The Government’s new Free Courses for Jobs programme has created new opportunities for adults, aged 19 and over, to access fully funded full-time learning.
For more information, view our Free Courses for Jobs programme.
If you are aged 16-18 without having achieved a Level 3 qualification, you will also be eligible for full funding.
How to enrol onto this course
It is no longer possible to apply to join the course this academic year.
You will be able to apply online for 2024/25 soon.
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Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery
You’ll need a full Level 2 Catering qualification as well as 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.
Relevant industry experience would also considered.
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Choose to follow with employment as a chef in a restaurant, hotel or catering business or move into a related field within the hospitality industry, perhaps exploring options to study at degree level too.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.
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