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Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery at North Notts College (NNC)

Course description

About this Course

On this Apprenticeship you will learn advanced food preparation and cooking skills. It is ideal for those looking to become a head chef as you will study complex dishes as well as gain experience working in a busy restaurant.

Course content

What will I study?

  • Receiving and storing resources
  • Health, hygiene and security of the working environment including food safety practices
  • How to prepare, cook and finish complex dishes
  • Basic butchery and preparation of a range of meat, poultry and game

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

  • NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation and Cooking or equivalent
  • Suitable industrial placement to be able to cover the range required
  • You must have a good standard of spoken and written English
  • You must be able to multi-task
  • You must be committed, have a good work ethic and be prepared to be flexible


How will I be assessed?

Your course assessments may include:

  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Practical projects

Financial information

You will be paid a minimum of the nationally-set Apprenticeship wage. Visit for details.

North Notts College also has a number of funds which are there to help support you if you find yourself in financial difficulties that are affecting your attendance at college or your studies.

Future opportunities

What can I progress to?


  • HE qualification in cookery
  • Continue studies at university in professional cookery


  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Trainee Chef
  • Front of House Staff

Further information

Why study here?

  • Huge range of Catering and Hospitality courses to offer you progression from entry level up to Level 3 and beyond
  • Train within our industry-standard and state-of-the-art training kitchen, equipped with a huge range of food products and tools
  • Teaching from lecturers who are extensively experienced and qualified within the industry, including former Chefs, Front of House Managers and beyond

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: 24 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Course code: FRW17L3-7
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Student Services
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01909 504500
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