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.
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.
Mandatory units are:
There is also a wide range of optional units such as:
In addition, you will undertake work experience and further develop your maths or English skills if required.
Practical assessments and tests will be ongoing, with theory tests, assignments and the compilation of a portfolio of evidence.
A uniform will be required.
You can progress to a Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Hospitality Management.
This qualification could lead to senior chef roles such as chef de partie or sous chef.
Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.
I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.