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Professional Cookery (Catering) Level 2* at Dearne Valley College (DVC)

Course description

This course will develop your skills give you an understanding of the catering industry. This is an ideal course if you are looking start your process through the ranks as a chef. It is an exciting opportunity to prepare, cook, finish and present a wide range of dishes including pastry items. Prepare and cook food for the restaurant services.

Course content

What will I study?

  • How to Work Effectively as Part of a Hospitality Team
  • How to prepare, cook and finish a variety of Commodities
  • Maintain food safety
  • Knife skills

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

  • A real interest in food and cooking for the industry
  • Good practical kitchen and presentation skills
  • Evidence of having the skills to work in a demanding environment

Assessment

How will I be assessed?


Your course assessments may include:

  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Practical projects

Financial information

Tuition Fees

  • 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 Team on on 01709 513355 for advice and guidance

Future opportunities

Tuition Fees

  • 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 Team on on 01709 513355 for advice and guidance

Further information

Why study here?

  • Learning within our fully-equipped and start of the art training kitchen, you will be taught within a facility that reflects a real work environment, whilst taking part in work placements with our partners and local businesses to boost your experience. You will also be able to work within our sister college’s training and commercial restaurant, The Wharncliffe at Rotherham College.
  • Previous catering and hospitality students have supported large catering events such as Rotherham Food and Drink Show and worked alongside top chef, Stephanie Moon.
  • 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.
  • You will be have the opportunity to support college events cooking and organise charity events throughout the academic year and being involved in competitions both internally and externally.

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: 13 November 2017
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    • A 2014 Ofsted report officially commended Dearne Valley College as an overall ‘GOOD’ college, in fact all areas of the college that were inspected were commended as ‘GOOD’ too.  

      A full copy of the report is available at www.ofsted.gov.uk, however here are just some of the reports highlights.

      Why we are good:

      “Success rates for 16- to 18-year-old students are high”

      “Practical, vocational and employability skills are developed effectively”

      “Support for students is highly effective”

      “Much teaching is good”

      “The culture and ethos of the college promote mutual respect and positive attitudes to learning”

      “Leadership and management have effectively brought about significant improvement since the previous inspection”

      Outcomes for learners

      “Overall success rates have shown steady improvement over three years and are now well above the national average”
      Our success rate for 2012/13 was 90%, which is 6% above national average.

      “Achievement rates have also improved well and were significantly above the national average in 2013”
      Our achievement/pass rate for 2012/13 was 97%, which is 3% above the national average.

      “Students develop good practical and vocational skills” 

      “The culture and ethos in the college encourage students to recognise the importance of mathematics and English”
      All our 16 to 18 year olds learners work towards improving their study mathematics and English attainment.

      “Students enjoy coming to college and this is reflected in their high attendance rates”

      The quality of teaching, learning and assessment

      “Teaching, learning and assessment are good which is reflected in the high success rates for students”

      “Good support arrangements help those students with barriers to learning to achieve and make sustained progress”

      “Teachers use their industrial experience well to develop students’ vocational skills”
      Our staff refresh their industry skills via our thorough staff development programme.

      “Students with additional learning needs are carefully identified at an early stage and offered flexible bespoke assistance”
      The College proudly holds the Matrix Quality Standard for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.

      “The college pays close attention to equality and diversity”
      The College is proud to have gained Investors in Diversity Status.

      “Students respect each other and their views are valued and taken seriously”

      “Students enjoy working in safe environments and understand the importance of safe working practice”


      What our students say:

      “I feel safe at College” – 98% of students asked agree

      “I know the kind of support I can get from College” – 97% of students asked agree

      “I am aware that English, Maths and IT forms part of my course” – 97% of those asked agree

      “I understand the rights of others to be treated with respect” – 99% of those asked agree

      “The College will not permit bullying in any form” – 99% of those asked agree

      “I feel I am on the right course” – 98% of those asked agree

      Source: 2013 Induction Survey

      Ofsted

      Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. www.ofsted.gov.uk