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Level 3 Professional Cookery, Kitchen & Larder at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this one-year advanced course you will be able to build on your experience of working in a kitchen or previous study to really prefect your cooking skills and take the opportunity to specialise in a specific area or even move into a management role. 

Course content

You will be able to use your passion for cooking to fuel ambition to become a qualified professional in this dynamic industry. You will be able to explore the world the Gastronomy, learn a range of advanced skills and techniques to prepare and cook meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes. We will also guide you through kitchen and larder professional cooking operations, develop your leadership and supervisory skills and give you a thorough understanding of sustainability in a professional kitchen.

You will study a range of topics including:

  • Exploring Gastronomy
  • Supervision of Safety in Hospitality
  • Leadership and Supervision in Hospitality
  • Sustainability in a Professional Kitchen
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Meat Dishes
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Vegetable and Vegetarian Dishes
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Poultry and Game Dishes
  • Advanced Skills and techniques in Fish and Shellfish Dishes
  • Kitchen and Larder Professional Cookery Operations

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to have completed the Level 2 Culinary Skills qualification, or have obtained 5 A*-C GCSEs / Grade 4, including English and maths.


Your assessment during the course will consist of three external assessments which contribute to 48% of the qualification.  The remaining units will be assessed by assignments and tasks culminating and a final synoptic internal assessment, asking you to put your newly gained knowledge into practise to plan, prepare, and provide the provision of kitchen and larder items for a catering event.

The units are graded Pass, Merit & Distinction contributing to an overall grading between PP & DD.

Financial information

During the course you will be required to wear a uniform, which will cost approximately £250. You may also have the opportunity to visit a number of catering and cooking events which may incur additional costs.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you could start your career in the industry working as a brigade chef in a restaurant, hotel or kitchen. Other options could include progress onto higher level study at university.

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 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1
  • Course code: 9745

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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.