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Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3 at New College Stamford

Course description

Gain hands-on experience and build your existing knowledge in a range of kitchen and pastry skills including supervising in our professional kitchen. You will develop skills in preparing fish, meat, poultry and complex sauces, and learn how to prepare and finish canap├ęs and cocktail products. YYou will gain hands on experience in our professional Gallery Restaurant and have the opportunity to visit various professional kitchens, restaurants and exhibitions such as Hotel Olympia and the BBC Good Food Show. You will also take part in master classes hosted by industry renowned chefs and experts in hospitality and have regular visits from suppliers and manufacturers linked to your chosen profession.This course is approximately 20% theory and 80% practical.

Course content

You will gain practical training in our industry standard kitchens to developnew and enhancing existing skills. Though a process of practical demonstrations, group workshops and one to one training, you will be taught the skills needed to be assessed as competent in a wide range of preparation and cooking techniques, food service and customer care. All practical learning is re-enforced by studying the theory of catering in the classroom.

Entry requirements

Professional Cookery Diploma Level 2 and 4 weeks industry work experience, or appropriate practical industrial experience and Level 2 or equivalent in English and preferably maths.You will ideally be working part time in an establishment that will be able to support you at this level. Youwill need to have the potential and opportunity to gain evidence for the qualification in the workplace.


You will be assessed through practical and on going observations and assessments including the completion of multiple choice papers. There are no formal practical or theoretical examinations for this programme.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress to University or employment or in a professional kitchen in job roles such as a Kitchen Assistant, Front of House Supervisor, Commis Chef, Sous Chef or a Chef de Partie. You could also progress to aProfessional Cookery Apprenticeship.

Further information

You will require a uniform, equipment, reference books, and the ability to participate in educational visits to support your learning. Health, safety and hygene standards will also need to be met and work experience will assist your progression and possible employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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