Become a professional chef by completing this industry-standard qualification: it is ideal if you are looking to work in fine dining establishments.
You will gain a high standard of cookery skills and cover a wide variety of topics which will give you an excellent grounding for a more senior role.
You need a qualification from school in this subject area or some basic skills and experience as a chef.
Students aged 16-19 must have achieved both Maths and English GCSE at a grade 4.
A wide range of topics will be covered, for example:
You could also explore a wide variety of other topics.
You will be assessed via written tests and practical exams.
A uniform will be required at an approximate cost of £130.
You could consider taking the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery.
You could become a chef in a fine dining establishment.
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.