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Professional Cookery Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

As an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds; you will earn a salary and gain real experience in the workplace with your employer as well as working towards a nationally recognised NVQ and other qualifications. Apprenticeships are suitable for well motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study. This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3.  

Course content

 Employment should be for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with training in the workplace • Assessor visits in the workplace every 3 – 4 weeks • Functional Skills in English and maths • Employment Rights and Responsibilities • Technical Certificate

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship covers:

• Develop productive working relationships with colleagues • Maintain the health hygiene and safety of the working environment • Maintain food safety when storing preparing and cooking food • Plus a selection of other units including working with poultry, vegetables, meat, sauces, fish, desserts and bread products

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths OR a Level 2 related qualification. Relevant work experience will also be considered Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager. 


This course is continuously assessed in the workplace and college by portfolio building, on the job assessment, presentations and some online exams. 

Financial information

Apprenticeship training is currently fully funded; however this is subject to change. 

Further information

Once you have gained employment you could start this programme at any time of the year.

On completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
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