Professional Training

Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

1 Year(s)
Next course start
2 September, 2024 See details
Course delivery
1 Year(s)
Next course start
2 September, 2024 See details
Course delivery
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Course description

This qualification is for learners 16 and over who are working towards becoming a Chef in a Professional Kitchen and have previous experience and a relevant level 2 qualification in Cookery.

This qualification will help you develop advanced skills and techniques to produce a range of dishes and patisserie products, enabling you to undertake a wide range of roles within a professional kitchen.
The topics that will be undertaken develop advanced skills and techniques in producing:

- Meat dishes
- Poultry and game dishes
- Fish and shellfish dishes
- Vegetable and vegetarian dishes
- Pastry products
- Hot, cold and frozen desserts
- Cakes and sponges

To support the development of these skills, you will also undertake the following topics:
- Food safety supervision
- Gastronomy

Local employers will also contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training by providing demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work.

Kit and Uniform - You will need to purchase a kit and uniform before the start of the programme, the Level 3 mandatory kit and uniform will cost around £100 subject to change slightly with inflation. There is also up to £100 of optional extra’s and further details will be given to you at the Welcome Event.

Work placement in the commercial environment is part of your course, which helps you to develop real life working skills and employability.

On this Level 3 programme you may also be required to take part in our Industry Placement Programme, which is set for 2 days in addition to your study programme from October until the end of June, totalling 315 hours.  All students are assigned an Industry Placement Coordinator who will work with you and support you through your placement journey.  All placements are unpaid and should be meaningful placements that are relevant to the students study programme

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

2 September, 2024

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  • Cambridge

Suitability - Who should attend?

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

• This qualification will be assessed using a combination of methods, learners will undertake:
Formative and summative assessments in both craft and non-craft units..

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level: 3

Continuing Studies

On successful completion, with outstanding commitment and attendance, this programme will enable you to progress onto posts of a suitably high calibre within the Culinary Arts and Hospitality industry. We aim to equip you with artistic and creative cookery skills to haute cuisine standards which will assist you in obtaining employment in a quality catering establishment.

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Cambridge Regional College
Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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