Intermediate Diploma in Culinary Skills at Sussex Coast College Hastings
During this one year course you will be able to build and strengthen the skills you need to work in a professional kitchen.
Over the course of the year you will build on the skills you have learned from previous study, and develop new skills preparing and cooking; stocks, soups, sauces, fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, rice, pasta, grains, egg dishes, desserts, puddings, biscuits, cakes, sponges and fermented dough products.
Along with getting to know the types of equipment used in a professional kitchen you will also be gaining a thorough understanding of the importance of food safety and health and safety in the kitchen; explore a range of healthier foods, diets, and dietary requirements; understand catering operations, maintaining the payment point and design and planning of the menu.
You will be able to practise these skills in our fully-equipped kitchens and fully-functioning restaurant at our Station Plaza campus.
The modules you will study are:
- Food safety in catering
- Health and safety in catering and hospitality
- Healthier foods and special diets
- Catering operations, costs and menu planning
- Preparing and cooking
- Menu Knowledge, design and resources
- Handling payments and maintaining the payment point
By the end of the course you will have a solid understanding of the workings of a professional kitchen and will have developed your skills further skills to help you find employment or progress onto further study.
To apply for this course you will need to have completed the Level course or have 4 GCSE's A*-D, including English and maths.
Your assessment during the course will be split into 80% practical tasks, 10% coursework assignments, and 10% exams. Practical tasks are observed and assessed in the college kitchen, restaurant and other eateries.
During the course you will be required to wear a uniform, which will cost approximately £220. You may also have the opportunity to visit a number of catering and cooking events which may incur additional costs.
The course is an excellent starting point for further training, such as the VRQ2 in Food Preparation & Food Services.
After completing the course you may look to start your career in the industry in food service or counter service roles, or as food preparation staff.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.