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Advanced Professional Cookery (Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma) — Full-time

Course outline

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 may be able to study this course fully funded!

The Government’s new National Skills Fund programme has created new opportunities for adults, aged 19 and over, to access fully funded full-time learning.

For more information, view our Funded Courses for Over 19s page.

If you are aged 16-18 without having achieved a Level 3 qualification, you will also be eligible for full funding.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street
Nottingham
NG1 7HB

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Course code: C000706 / Q003285

Qualification

Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Duration

1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 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. You can also gain a place by having a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9–4 (A*–C).

Relevant industry experience would also considered.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is via:

  • Timed practical tests that are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • Academic written assignments
Progression

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.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

Student case study: Claire - Professional Chef Diploma Level 3

Claire was one of the lucky students who were chosen for a 3 work placement in the Emilia Romagna region of north east Italy.