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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Cooking is on the increase. Why not join our course and learn to cook a wide variety of dishes to impress your family and friends? You'll have fun learning and cooking - without the stress of an exam.

This is a 12-week course where you will cook a variety of dishes and increase your knowledge and skills in preparation and cooking, health and safety, knife skills, working as a team and a variety of other areas.

Dishes you have made can be purchased at a very reasonable cost.

Entry requirements

You should be over 19 years of age.

Course Content

This is a practical-based, hands-on course where you will cover a wide variety of topics and gain a stepping stone into employment.

Below are some of the areas you will cover:

  • Food Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Team Work
  • Knife Skills
  • Preparation and cooking of a wide variety of savoury and sweet dishes.

 

How will I be assessed?

Our experienced chef will be there to support you in making your dishes.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The only cost will be chef's clothes. We can discuss with you where to purchase the clothing and the cost will be approximately £40.

You can purchase the items you prepare at a very reasonable cost.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider the Level 2 course which is a 12-week course.

 

Careers

You could progress to work in a pub or cafe.

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jack Bowler

Jack Bowler

Foundation degree puts more choices on menu for catering student Jack

Derby College catering student Jack Bowler has extended his menu of career choices by taking a foundation degree in international hospitality management.Jack, who already holds level 2 and 3 qualifications in catering and hospitality via the college is now learning the management and front of house aspects of the hospitality industry as well as the catering side.During his level 3 course Jack also gained confidence-building experience through working at the college's Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the Roundhouse.Jack, who was inspired to cook from a young age by his mum and gran, now plans to progress to level 5 and gain his BA Honours degree. He is currently working in the kitchens at Calke Abbey at weekends and will be taking on more shifts when he completes his foundation degree. Ultimately he hopes to find a job in his chosen field through educational work experience.

He said: "I love cooking but it's been interesting learning new things and finding out about the management aspects too. I enjoy being front of house as I've always liked interacting with customers.

"Derby College has such great facilities, including the new Fujitsu and Intel Innovation Hub which recently opened at the Roundhouse. The hub's got fantastic top of the range technology and quiet study areas."


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