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Professional Cookery Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma at Uxbridge College

Course description

This qualification will focus on how to prepare, cook and present different types of commodities. This qualification allows you the opportunity to increase your all-round skills. Undertaking this qualification gives you proof of professional cooking skills and thus an increased opportunity for employment.

In order to gain the required knowledge and skills to work in a professional kitchen, it is recommended that you should undertake this qualification before you progress to a specialist qualification such as the Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie and Confectionary) or refine your general skills through a qualification such as the Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs. This qualification provides you with a good grounding in producing dishes, sauces and putting these together in a service situation.

Course content

This qualification will help you undertake skills and techniques in producing dishes, enabling you to carry out roles within a kitchen, whether in the kitchen & larder or the pastry section. This qualification is structured to enable you to work with a wide range of products in the preparation, cooking and presentation of dishes in a professional kitchen.

The topics that you will undertake include:

  • Legal and social responsibilities
  • Financial control in the commercial kitchen
  • Soups and sauces
  • Fruit and veg
  • Meat and offal
  • Poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Rice, pasta and grains
  • Desserts and puddings
  • Pastry products
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Breads
  • Chocolate

We work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers.

Entry requirements

This qualification is for you if you are 16 or over and wish to gain employment in a professional kitchen. This qualification will build on any learning you may have from a catering and hospitality related Level 2 qualification.


Overall final grading of Pass, Merit or Distinction

  • Synoptic Assessment - final year end practical assessment
  • External Assessment – final year end written assessments

Future opportunities

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionary)
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen & Larder)
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs

The types of places where you could work include:

  • Branded/chains of restaurants/pubs
  • Small catering establishments
  • Schools and hospitals.

Further information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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      The Performing Arts school contains two fully equipped dance studios, purpose-built with sprung floors, dances bars and mirrors, where all styles and genres of dance from ballet to hip hop; contemporary to classic, are delivered by a team of choreographers, teachers and professional dancers.

      The Studio Theatre is a highly flexible performance space, possessing a multi-media capability, a full lighting and sound rig, capable of accommodating proscenium, traverse, in the round and promenade productions.

      Uxbridge College Nursery
      If you are looking for the very best childcare find out more about our nursery, located on our Hayes Community Campus. The high quality provision offered by the nursery was recognised by Ofsted, which graded it outstanding – the highest grade they can give. Places are available for babies aged from three months to children aged five years. Help for funding may be available. For more information, details on costs or to arrange an appointment to view the facilities on offer for your child, please call 01895 853800.

      Uxbrdge College Children's Centre
      The Uxbridge College Children’s Centre offers free information and activity sessions for parents living in the Hayes area, with children under the age of five. As a Sure Start Children’s Centre we offer lots of activities to help children learn, develop and socialise with others, including Boogie Babies, Tiny Ballers and Tumble Tots. Parents can also pick up useful information on training and career development, childcare tips and information from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. For further information, please call us on: 01895 853745 or 0800 073 0823 or email us

      Hayes Business Studios
      The Hayes Business Studios are based at Uxbridge College's Hayes Community Campus. 
      With a combination of competitively priced and equipped office studio space, ongoing support and accessible location, Hayes Business Studios is the complete option for business start-ups.The Hayes Business Studios also boasts a meeting room for hire which offers great value, fully equipped and state-of-the-art facilities. It is equipped with the latest smart board technology and is also ideal for presentations, pitches and meetings. Please contact Martin Blandy on01895 47101 for more information.

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      Revisco Restaurant
      If you like to eat good quality food then treat yourself to a three course, silver service lunch in our bistro-style training restaurant – for as little as £6. Students work in industry standard kitchens, preparing and serving meals under the supervision of industry experienced chefs. The restaurant is open to the public for lunch every weekday during term time and there are also occasional gourmet evening events. To book a table or to find out more please call 01895 853730.

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      Getting here
      Just a few hundred yards from Uxbridge Road, one of the area's major routes, the Hayes campus is well-placed for access by car and bus, and also offers student parking. It is less than two miles from Hayes & Harlington train station. To plan your journey on London's public transport see

      Hayes and Harlington Station

      90, 140, 195, 207, 607, E6, H98, U4, 427, E7
      Buses stop on Coldharbour Lane apart from 207, 427 and 607 which stop on Uxbridge Road, near the Hayes Community Campus.