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Professional Cookery Intermediate Diploma at Derby College

Course description

This course develops your practical cookery skills and your knowledge of all the important aspects of catering.  It is suitable for learners who are passionate about food, so you will be creating a wide range of dishes.

Course content

You will cover topics including food safety, developing skills for employment, costing and menu planning, and preparing and cooking a wide range of dishes, with units such as:

  • Prepare and cook stocks, sauces and soups
  • Prepare and cook fruit and vegetable dishes
  • Prepare and cook meat and offal
  • Prepare and cook poultry
  • Prepare and cook fish and shellfish
  • Prepare and cook rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes
  • Prepare and cook hot and cold desserts and puddings

The course also features work experience and tutorial sessions.

Entry requirements

You will need a Level 1 Professional Cookery qualification and GCSE grade C in Maths and English.  Applications from mature learners with relevant work experience are also welcomed.

It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of attendance.


Assessment involves a variety of methods including assignments, tests and practical tasks.

Future opportunities

Further Study
You can progress to the Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery or an advanced apprenticeship.

You can develop your career in a variety of chef roles within the kitchen.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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