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.
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
• 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.