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Professional Cookery Advanced Technical Diploma

Entry Requirements:
You are likely to have previous experience and/or a relevant Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery or equivalent qualification. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to study these alongside this qualification.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is designed to build on the professional catering skills learnt at Level 2, developing skills and knowledge needed to work as a chef in a professional kitchen. The qualification aims to help you enter employment with a higher level of understanding and responsibility or at a more prestigious establishment. The Hospitality and Catering industry is competitive, the advantage lies with those chefs who successfully attain both higher level qualifications and skills, alongside concrete industrial experience. The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma will help provide you with a qualification, skills and experience to progress your career and give you a competitive edge. The course includes practical skills, underpinning theory development and industrial work placement experience.


Course content
This qualification will help you develop advanced skills and techniques to produce dishes using a variety of commodities. The topics that will be undertaken develop advanced skills, knowledge and techniques in producing:
Stocks, soups and sauces
Fruit and vegetables
Meat and offal
Poultry
Fish and shellfish
Farinaceous dishes
Desserts and puddings
Paste products
Biscuits, cakes and sponges
Fermented products
Chocolate products
Legal and social responsibilities in the professional kitchen
Financial control in the professional kitchen

How will I be assessed?
The practical elements of this course are assessed by means of timed assessments, the preparation and cooking of individual dishes and synoptic exams. Other types of assessment include research assignments, written question papers, small projects and presentations.

Are there any special expenses?
Students are required to purchase top up catering uniform and small equipment to their Level 2 Uniform and equipment, this can be purchased through the college. Students will also be required to hire a locker and obtain print credits.

What could I do next?
You could enter employment as a chef within the catering section of high end establishments, such as Fine Dining Restaurants, Michelin Star/Rosette Restaurants, Luxury Hotels or Cruise Liners. You may have the opportunity to undertake further learning, such as Higher Education, Foundation Degrees, Level 4 qualifications, or an Advanced Apprenticeship.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post