Become a professional chef working in fine dining establishments with this industry-standard qualification.
You will gain a high standard of practical skills and knowledge to equip you excellently for the industry.
Students aged 16 to 19 years will need a relevant Level 2 qualification and GCSE grade 4 in Maths and English.
Students aged 19+ will need a relevant Level 2 qualification or previous experience of working in a restaurant.
You will cover a wide variety of topics, for example:
You will be assessed through practical exams and assessments.
A uniform will be required at a cost of approximately £130.
You can go on to study at degree level.
You could advance your career working in fine dining establishments.
Commis chef and former Derby College student Carly Baxter plans to run her own fine dining establishment one day. And, thanks to taking a foundation degree in hospitality management at Derby College, she hopes to have all the ingredients she needs to make her restaurant venture a success. Carly, who initially took levels 2 and 3 in professional cookery with the College, progressed to the foundation degree in hospitality management so she could learn all aspects of the catering industry.Carly, who is currently employed as a commis chef at Breadsall Priory, is planning to go into business with a friend from College. To realise her aims she has been studying full-time at College while juggling work shifts, working virtually seven-day weeks at times.
She said: "It's my ambition to open my own fine dining restaurant but to do that I need to know everything that's involved, not just the cheffing side.
"I can't expect to be able to tell other people what to do if I've never done their job myself."