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

Course outline

This course is perfect you love to cook, have a creative flair and want to further develop your cooking skills to move into a supervisory role within a professional kitchen.

You’ll learn advanced cookery techniques, and combine interesting ingredients and flavours to create new dishes and menus. You’ll also learn supervisory skills as well as further developing your knowledge of food hygiene and health and safety within the catering and hospitality industry.

There is some theory content included in this course but it is mainly worked around building a logbook.

You can expect to put your skills into practice by supervising a small team in one of our commercial outlets, serving lunches and a variety of dinner menus to a wide range of customers as well as gaining real work experience in our brand new Fletcher's Restaurant in the city centre.

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.

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: C024363 / Q024364

Qualification

Level 3 City & Guilds NVQ 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:

  • Untimed practical tests that are graded Pass or Refer
  • Completion of a log book
Progression

Choose to follow with employment as a chef in a restaurant, hotel, public sector catering business, or you could 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 aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

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