What opportunities will this course give me?

Successful students may apply for positions that require supervisory skills or more responsibility within the catering and hospitality industry such sous chef or kitchen management roles.

What will I be learning?

The Programme allows students to choose to specialise in either Kitchen and Larder or Patisserie and Confectionery. The programme will involve the completion of theory, practical assignments and exams as well as working in our kitchens in both a supervisory and hands on capacity. You will learn practical skills by preparing, cooking and presenting a range of complex foods within our kitchens. During your practical assessments you will be observed by our chef lecturers and will undertake written exams set by the awarding body.

You will be expected to complete written and word-processed tasks which enable you to demonstrate your understanding and knowledge. You will also be expected to give presentations as part of assignments. There will be the opportunity for menu development through the College's East Avenue restaurant including themed and special event menus. The programme also includes a compulsory two week work placement.

You will complete:
-VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery
-Functional Skills/GCSE
-Work Placement

Units include:
-Food safety for catering
-Advanced meat and offal
-Advanced poultry and game
-Advanced fish and shellfish
-Advanced vegetable and vegetarian dishes
-Planning for preparing, cooking and finishing dishes
-Supervise a safe working environment in the hospitality industry
-Practical gastronomy

Why is this course for me?

You will be assessed by completing coursework which is related to the working practices that take place in the kitchens and restaurant. Practical skills will be observed throughout the year with a final practical exam taking place at the end of the course. You will be be assessed by the chef and restaurant lecturers as well as local industry chefs to determine if you are demonstrating skills. You will complete 2 external written exams.

What do I need to sign up?

4 GCSE grade A*-D/9-3 including English and Maths Functional skills Level 2.
Students should have successfully completed Level 2 Professional Catering or Level 2 NVQ in Food Preparation and Cooking or Level 3 Hospitality.
Students should also be able to demonstrate a good level of skills and knowledge in order to progress onto this programme.
Positive feedback from tutors and progress made, towards working both in a supervisory and management capacity

Is there anything else I need to know?

We have our own East Avenue Restaurant which is open to the public and has regular theme evenings and a bar which is licensed to sell drinks to customers. Students will work between a fully equipped pastry kitchen and a main kitchen for the preparation and production of food. You will need a chefs uniform and set of kitchen knives before the start of the programme.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
CKADA Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £2,245.00 Apply now

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