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Bradford College

Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery

Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 3
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Full-time, Part-time
David Hockney Building


The Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery is ideal if you aspire to a career as a chef in a professional kitchen. Learn how to create complex dishes and all the elements required for you to work effectively as a professional chef. This course will equip you with the creativity and passion for all things food and catering. You will learn to prepare and cook culinary dishes to an excellent standard, preparing you for a rewarding career in the Catering industry.

Students on this course benefit from monthly masterclasses put on by our course partners, The Chefs’ Forum.

This course is part of our Ambitions Hub programme.

  Key Info

During your time on the course, you will have one masterclass and one practical session per week. As a Level 3 student you will be required to work in the college restaurant preparing and cooking fine dining meals for the paying public. You will learn how to prioritise tasks and work independently, demonstrating your knowledge and understanding.

Units include:

  • Prepare Complex Poultry
  • Prepare Complex Meat
  • Prepare Complex Fish
  • Prepare Complex Vegetable Dishes
  • Cook Complex Poultry Dishes
  • Cook Complex Meat Dishes
  • Cook Complex Fish Dishes
  • Cook Complex Vegetable Dishes
  • Prepare and Cook Complex Bread Products
  • Prepare and Cook Complex Pasta Dishes

Entry to this course requires GCSE English at a grade 4 or above and GCSE Maths at a grade 3. This may also include the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery.


Assessment includes observation assessments as well as written work.

You will be required to undertake a work experience session each week.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to employment in the catering and hospitality industry. 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

Please note that 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.

This course is a Skills Guarantee course and therefore free for adults depending on salary and prior academic attainment.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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This course is delivered in partnership with
Chef's Forum