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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Adult Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for working as a chef - or in a variety of supervisory roles within the kitchen - in the hospitality and catering industry.

There is a growing need within the industry for chefs with the correct skills - and this course will equip you with those skills.

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for anyone who has achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking qualification. You will need at least a grade C (4) GCSE in English or Maths.

Course Content

Mandatory units are:

  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Maintain health and safety

There is also a wide range of optional units such as:

  • Prepare and cook complex fish dishes
  • Prepare and cook complex meat dishes
  • Prepare and cook complex poultry dishes
  • Prepare and cook complex hot sauces
  • Prepare and cook complex soups
  • Prepare and cook complex hot and cold desserts
  • Prepare and cook complex pastry products

 

In addition, you will undertake work experience and further develop your maths or English skills if required.

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments and tests will be ongoing, with theory tests, assignments and the compilation of a portfolio of evidence.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A uniform will be required.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

You can progress to a Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Hospitality Management.

Careers

This qualification could lead to senior chef roles such as chef de partie or sous chef.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jack Bowler

Jack Bowler

Bespoke Inns experience leads to ideal job for hospitality student Jack

Work experience offered through Derby College's links with Bespoke Inns has led to the ideal job for former hospitality student Jack Bowler. Jack, who got a distinction in his foundation degree course in International Hospitality Management, has been working at the Boot Inn in Repton, a Bespoke Inns' traditional pub and restaurant, since August.
 
Although he already had catering qualifications from Derby College, Jack was keen to learn the front of house side of hotel and catering. Encouraged by his lecturers, he enrolled on the foundation degree course and, through the Bespoke Inns Hospitality Management Academy, gained valuable work experience at The Dragon in Willington.
 
The Academy seeks to bridge the gap between education and the workplace for the College's hospitality students so that they can put into practice their customer service skills at top quality establishments. In his new role at The Boot – a beautiful 17th Century coaching Inn – Jack gets to try his hand at everything including restaurant management, housekeeping and bar work. He especially likes working behind the bar and telling customers about the range of beers brewed by The Boot's microbrewery next door.

My foundation degree was brilliant and the professional development offered through Bespoke Inns is unbelievable.


Derby College gave me the confidence to do what I'm doing now, and I owe my lecturers a lot. I'm happy to talk to students in hospitality so I can give something back. Bespoke Inns offers work experience to other Derby College students and it's good to see people getting the same great opportunity that I've had.

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