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Professional Cookery Diploma - Level 1 at Dudley College

Course description

Professional Cookery Diploma – Level 1

Course content

The practical programmes will provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in catering and hospitality.

You will be based in our fully equipped training kitchen. You will be expected to undertake additional qualifications to enhance your career opportunities.

You will study a range of different modules including:
• Food safety
• Health and Safety
• Healthy eating
• Preparing and cooking different foods
• Introduction to kitchen equipment
• Introduction to employability in hospitality and catering area
• Different methods of cookery:
• Boiling, poaching and steaming
• Stewing and braising
• Baking, roasting and grilling
• Deep frying and shallow frying
• Pre-prepared food
• Cold food preparation
• Craft assessment
• Functional skills
• Work experience/placement.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSE at grades D – G.


  • Practical activities
  • Assignment work.

Method of teaching:

Practical activities

  • Project work
  • Classroom-based activities.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.


Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund


Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

Each course leads directly on to the next, giving a full training in professional cookery.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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