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.
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."