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Professional Chefs (Kitchen and Larder) Level 3 Diploma at Northampton College

Course description

This qualification is for you and you wish to gain employment as a professional chef working mainly with fish, meat, poultry, vegetables and sauces.By undertaking this qualification, you will cover advanced skills and techniques in producing starters, mains, sauces and garnishes.The topics that will be undertaken develop advanced skills and techniques in producing: - Vegetables and vegetarian dishes - Meat dishes - Poultry and game dishes - Fish and shellfish dishesTo support the development of these skills, you will also undertake the following topics: - Food safety supervision - Supervision in the professional kitchen - Sustainability - Gastronomy

Course content

By gaining this qualification, which covers and in-depth understanding and advanced skills, you could take a position as a professional chef in the main section of a professional kitchen.Students achieving this qualification are likely to move quickly into an unsupervised role such as Chef or Demi-chef de Partie.By choosing this qualification, you will likely have made the decision that your career direction will be as a professional chef, but have decided that the skills and qualities to work in patisserie are not for you.Undertaking this qualification gives you proof of advanced skills and thus an increased opportunity for employment.

Entry requirements

Achieving a VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery.Those with previous industry experience working with a wide range of commodities in the preparation, cooking and presentation of dishes are welcome to apply. Enrolment onto this course will be on satisfactory completion of a skills assessment.


To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments: - One externally set, externally moderated assignment - One externally set, externally marked test, sat under examination conditions

Further information

You will need a clean, pressed chefs uniform when working in the kitchen together with safety shoes. Details will be sent out when agreed with the uniform supplier. Financial help may be available through the College's bursary fund.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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