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Professional Cookery C&G VRQ Diploma Level 2 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Taking your cookery passion and skills that one step further, this course offers advanced training in the cookery profession.

Working in our award winning restaurant – Adams Restaurant and Brasserie at least once a week will give you a good feel of the fast paced environment that professional cookery provides.

Often taking the lead on service, under the guidance and support of your tutors, you will be able to excel in the skills needed to run a kitchen.

ncn Clarendon has state of the art kitchens where you will be able to hone your skills to perfection.

You will also be able to prepare your own menus and maybe even see them in action at the Adams Restaurant.

Careers available to you once finishing the course include; chef, kitchen assistant, restaurant manager and more.  Before you know it you could be planning menus, preparing to oversee the preparation of food in hotels or managing your own kitchen.

Course content

The course has a variety of units to get you up to speed in professional cookery.
  Not only will you have the chance to work in ncn’s kitchens and fully working restaurant but we are also in partnership with Capital FM Arena, who will offer you real work experience in; catering, crewing, event set-up, event management and front of house hospitality.

Units you will study include:

-          Advanced professional cookery  

-          Advanced pastry  

-          Kitchen organisation  

-          Restaurant service  

-          Food costings  

-          Menu planning

-          Kitchen organisation

-          Workplace skills

In the last two years our catering students have met; Jamie Oliver, Marco Pierre White and Sat Bains.

Entry requirements

You must have all of the following;

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery at merit, plus GCSE English or Maths (1 at grade C or above) or equivalent

Functional Skills may be accepted in place of GCSE Maths and/or English

If you are over 19 but have industry experience and do not have the necessary qualifications you are welcome to apply and will be considered for interview.

Assessment

You will be assessed through practical tests and written assignments.

Future opportunities

  • Level 3 Hospitality Supervision & Leadership Diploma (NVQ)
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Diploma (NVQ) in Professional Cookery or Hospitality Supervision
  • Level 3 Professional Cookery City & Guilds VRQ Diploma

 

If you would like to find out more about how this could unfold for you, our advisors are on hand to help – just click the Contact an Advisor option to the right.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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      The building itself is some seven floors and in our fashion and textiles rooms right at the top of the building, you can enjoy some amazing views of the city.
       
      Across the road we have our Visual Arts Academy housed within another impressive building located at 25 Stoney Street. Here we have vast rooms and studios with amazing light so that all our art, design and photography students can do their thing.
       
      It's no coincidence that ncn's Visual Arts and Fashion and Media and Digital Academies are in the heart of the Lace Market. The area has been named Nottingham's Creative Quarter where hundreds of small creative businesses operate from. This connnectivity and vibrant environment gives our creative students a head start!