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Professional Chefs Level 3 Diploma at Northampton College

Course description

This qualification will help you undertake advanced skills and techniques in producing dishes and patisserie products, enabling you to undertake a wide range of roles within a professional kitchen.The topics that will be undertaken develop advanced skills and techniques in producing: - Vegetables and vegetarian dishes - Meat dishes - Poultry and game dishes - Fish and shellfish dishes - Pastry products - Hot, cold and frozen desserts - Cakes and spongesTo support the development of these skills, you will also undertake the following topics: - Food safety supervision - Gastronomy

Course content

This qualification is for you if you wish to gain employment in the hospitality sector as a professional chef.By choosing this qualification, you will have likely made a decision that your career direction will be as a professional chef with the ability to work in any section of a professional kitchen.Undertaking this qualification gives you proof of advanced skills in different aspects of professional cookery and with this versatility will come an increased opportunity for employment.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery.Those with experience of working with a wide range of commodities in the preparation, cooking and presentation of dishes may apply however they will need to satisfactorily demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to study at this level.You will also need to have achieved GCSE English and Maths to Grade C or above.


To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments: - One externally set, externally moderated assignment - One externally set, externally marked test, sat under examination conditions

Further information

You will need a clean, pressed chefs uniform when working in the kitchen together with safety shoes. Details will be sent out when agreed with the uniform supplier. Financial help may be available through the College's bursary fund.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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