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Catering Level 1 City and Guilds Professional Cookery Diploma at Swale Sixth Form

Course description

Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

Become a professional chef by completing these industry standard qualifications.  You will gain a high standard of cookery skills from processes, such as roasting and frying to commodities, whilst also learning other workplace essentials like menu design.

The Diploma in Professional Cookery is for anyone who wants to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector.  It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry. 



Course content

Potential Topics that will be studied:

During the course, you will look at: Food safety, Health & safety in catering, Healthier foods, Costs and menu planning, preparing and cooking a varied selection of foods. 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students will need to have achieved 5 GCSE grades 9-1, including maths and English. 



As well as doing written assignments, you will be assessed in practical tests.  Some will be a single dish whilst others will comprise of a number of dishes.  Your tutor will explain these to you between one and three weeks before the date of each test so that you have adequate chance to prepare.  

You will need to ensure you understand all the relevant Health and Safety rules and legislation before you take your practical tests. 

Financial information

Please Note:-

This course requires students to purchase via the school their own uniform and equipment.

Future opportunities

Progression and career opportunities

The Diploma in Professional Cookery can help you find a job as a:

  • Catering or Restaurant Manager
  • Chef / Restaurant Manager

After taking the Level 1 qualification you could move onto:

  • Level 2 Professional Cookery (7100)

After taking the Level 2 qualification you could move onto:

  • Level 3 Professional Cookery (7100)
  • Level 3 Professional Patisserie and Confectionary (7120)

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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