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Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking) Level 3 at EKC Group

Course description

Perfect if you want to learn advanced cookery techniques, creating a wide range of traditional and modern dishes.

Course content

You’ll learn advanced culinary skills and gain expert knowledge in the preparation and cooking of a wide variety of dishes.

Working alongside our industry experienced chefs you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which has been the starting point for some of the UK’s top chefs.

You can look forward to being a part of entrepreneurial developments and taking part in multi-cultural master classes held by celebrated and inspirational locally renowned chefs.

You will be expected to undertake 30 hours of work experience with a recognised local employer during the course of the year. It is recommended that you undertake relevant employment outside this qualification.

These Study Programmes will include English and maths at an appropriate level, and will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.

Entry requirements

4 Cs or 4s and a relevant full level 2.


You will learn through practical sessions in our kitchens and assessment will be through written work and online tests.

Financial information

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be free. There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

If you are aged 19 and over an Advanced Learning loan may be available if you are studying at Level 3 and above. To find out if you’re eligible visit

Please contact Support Services for confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted:

Broadstairs Campus - 01843 605062 (or e-mail

Folkestone Campus – 01303 858300 (or email 

Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.

Additional expenses to consider include chef whites, knives, specialist equipment and books costing around £200.

Future opportunities

What next? On successful completion you could gain employment within the catering and hospitality industry.


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: 15 January 2018
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    • EKC Group's Folkestone College is in easy reach of the town centre and Folkestone's thriving creative quarter.

      We offer Study Programmes and courses across a range of subject areas, suited for all students, abilities and ambitions.

      We already haveThe Edge, our School of Creative and Business, a unique combination of a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and a range of Design, Photography and Film  courses as well as some other fantastic new facilties planned for 2019..

      EKC Group is committed to developing the prosperity and well-being of the communities we serve.