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Professional Cookery Level 3 at Rotherham College

Course description

With a dash of determination, a pinch of perseverance and a sprinkle of skill, you’ll have the perfect recipe to start a career in the catering and hospitality industry.

Gaining experience in our student training restaurant – The Wharncliffe – you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a fast-paced restaurant open to the public. The training restaurant has seen a £1 million pound investment into both the facilities and its appearance; giving it a modern edge and reflecting the commercial eating industry.

Previous catering and hospitality students have worked at a series of prestigious events, from serving the Royal Family at the 2012 Olympics, to working with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

You’ll be provided with numerous exciting opportunities to gain experience that will make you stand out in one of the biggest industries in the UK. You’ll get hands on experience which will prepare you for a culinary career, whether you want to follow in the footsteps of your favourite celebrity chef, become a restaurant manager for an established brand, or travel the world – the possibilities are endless.

Course content

This is the final stage in the diploma where you’ll learn advanced food preparation and cooking skills. This course is ideal for those looking to become a head chef as you will study complex dishes, as well as gain experience working in a busy restaurant.

What will I study?

•Learn how to receive and store resources

•Managing yourself and health and safety

•Learn how to prepare, cook and finish complex dishes using meat, fish, vegetables, sauces and soups

•Learn basic butchery and game preparation

•Due to the nature of the catering industry, some of this course will take place in the evening at The Wharncliffe restaurant

What added value will I receive?

•Use the modern equipment in the training kitchens

•You will also be expected to get relevant work experience during the programme to aid with your development

Entry requirements

• NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation and Cooking or equivalent

• Suitable industrial experience

• You must have a good standard of spoken and written English

• You must be able to multi-task • You must be committed, have a good work ethic and be prepared to be flexible


You will be assessed through observation of practical skills in the realistic work environment of the Wharncliffe Restaurant, oral questioning on practical skills and theory aspects.

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

On completion you will be ready to go out in to the industry or progress onto Higher Education at university.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



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: 06 December 2017
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