Leiths Basic Certificate in Food & Wine *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School
Leiths Basic Certificate in Food and Wine is a
professional cookery course which is recognised by
the food industry. The course was established by
Leiths School of Food and Wine, one of the most
prestigious and respected cookery schools in the
The course has been specifically designed to teach
the basic skills necessary to become a confident,
capable and efficient cook. It gives you a thorough
introduction to kitchen techniques and most styles
of cooking. You will become proficient in family and
party cooking, learn to understand recipes, plan time
efficiently and cook with relaxed confidence. As such
it is possible to undertake this course with little or
no previous experience. However a good level of
practical skill and nutritional knowledge will help you.
The course lasts for five terms and is designed to
enable you to quickly develop a range of basic
cookery skills and to build upon these, so that you
are able to produce more complex dishes and work
During both the Lower and Upper Sixth you will be
visited by chefs from the Leiths School, who work
with you during the practical lessons and carry out
Each week you undertake a structured practical
session and produce a time plan, which enables you to
plan your practical work efficiently. The presentation
of your work is paramount and you are encouraged
to utilise flair and creativity to serve food of a
As a compulsory part of the course you will also
undertake the Chartered Institute of Environmental
Health Certificate in Food Safety in Catering (level 2).
This is a very useful food hygiene certificate that is
recognised in the food industry.
At the end of the course you should be able to
cook interesting lunch and dinner menus with
The course has a strong practical emphasis but
there is also an important theoretical aspect which
contributes to the final coursework marks and which
is tested in the final written examination.
The course is assessed in three ways:
Practical examination 40%
Written examination 20%
The coursework includes the marks achieved during
the weekly practical sessions and results of theory
tests (taken throughout the five terms) and a meal
In order to achieve a pass, pupils are required to
achieve a minimum of 60% in all three areas of
ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will
be payable before submitting your application.
Careers in Catering/Hotel sector.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.