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Catering & Hospitality Advanced Professional Cookery Level 3 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This challenging course is for students who want to develop higher level catering skills and progress and further their career within the hospitality industry or progress to higher level study at university.

Course content

The course explores both practical and theory elements of advanced cookery, which includes specialist pastry work including sugar and chocolate work and advanced cookery techniques within kitchen and larder. The diploma will develop your supervisory skills and you will gain a good insight to advanced health and safety linked to the hospitality industry. This diploma is designed to give you a good all round view of the roles within the hospitality industry from supervisory to advanced cookery and gastronomy.

Entry requirements


Successful completion of Level 2 in the subject plus maths or English at grade C/ 4


Continual timed assessments of both practical and theory units and two written assignments.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Progression to higher level study at university and/or to employment within the industry.

Further information

You will require College uniform and equipment. A high level of attendance is essential to completion of this course.

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: 23 October 2017

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