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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration One year
Code YCHL3PROC
Awarding Body VTCT
Level Further Education
Start Date 05/09/2022

Other start dates

Course overview

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery is ideal if you aspire to a career as a chef in a professional kitchen.

The qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for professional cookery and includes all the elements required for you to work effectively as a professional chef.

What you'll study

You will study six mandatory units:

  • Planning for Preparing, Cooking and Finishing Dishes
  • Food Safety for Catering
  • Advanced Meat and offal
  • Advanced Poultry and game
  • Advanced Fish and Shellfish
  • Advanced Vegetable and Vegetarian Dishes

You will also study:

  • Hot Sauces, Cold Sauces and Dressings
  • Fresh Pasta Dishes.

The course will include compulsory trips that you will be required to attend.

You will also be required to attend some twilight and evening sessions.

As a professional chef, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts including:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs and gastro pubs
  • Visitor attractions
  • HM prisons
  • Hospitals and care homes
  • Cruise liners.

You will be required to purchase and wear a uniform and buy some equipment such as knives. All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Department throughout July, August and September.

 

  • You will study six mandatory units:

    • Planning for Preparing, Cooking and Finishing Dishes
    • Food Safety for Catering
    • Advanced Meat and offal
    • Advanced Poultry and game
    • Advanced Fish and Shellfish
    • Advanced Vegetable and Vegetarian Dishes

    You will also study:

    • Hot Sauces, Cold Sauces and Dressings
    • Fresh Pasta Dishes.

    The course will include compulsory trips that you will be required to attend.

    You will also be required to attend some twilight and evening sessions.

  • As a professional chef, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts including:

    • Hotels
    • Restaurants
    • Pubs and gastro pubs
    • Visitor attractions
    • HM prisons
    • Hospitals and care homes
    • Cruise liners.
  • You will be required to purchase and wear a uniform and buy some equipment such as knives. All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Department throughout July, August and September.

     

Tuition fees

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

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