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Professional Cookery Level 1 (Chef Programme) at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

This course is part of the Professional Chef Programme and can help you become a chef or progress to a more senior chef’s role. You will gain a high standard of cookery skills and learn workplace essentials like health and safety. This is a good starting point for young people wanting a career in hospitality or for those who hope to continue to a higher level.

Course content

The Diploma in Professional Cookery can help you become a Chef or progress to a more senior chef's role. You will gain a high standard of cookery skills and learn workplace essentials like health and safety and food hygiene. This is a good starting point for young people wanting a career in hospitality or for those who hope to continue to a higher level.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs grade D or above or relevant Entry Level qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

Assessment

The Diploma is a unit based qualification, with each unit assessed by a combination of externally set assignments and online multiple choice tests. Craft units are assessed by a series of practical assessments covering a range of different commodities. The assessment process involves the collection of e-portfolio or paper based portfolio evidence which may take the form of practical observations, questioning, online tests, projects and assignments. You will be meeting and working with members of the public and paying customers for assessment purposes, you will participate in experience of work.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course students may progress into employment or to the Level 2 Chef Programme.

Further information

This is a vocational course giving you the training and skills needed for employment, good punctuality and attendance is essential. The content of this qualification is underpinned by the belief that to work as a successful chef in the catering industry it is essential to have a good foundation in a wide range of high quality cooking skills and to be able to apply them across a range of catering contexts. You will be required to purchase a set of chef’s knives and a kitchen uniform (whites), and a food service uniform. It is essential to wear protective clothing to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act. The correct uniform is also an integral part of the assessment process. The recommended uniform needs to be worn at all times during practical activity. A professional appearance is necessary with a good standard of personal hygiene. Some courses have trips or visits which may have a cost attached. You will also have the opportunity to be entered in national skills competitions representing the College. Optional units may change depending on employer requirements. When carrying out independent study and e-learning you will be able to use the College Learning Resource Centres, where you can access computers, text books DVD’s and other learning materials.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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    • At the Cauldon campus of Stoke on Trent College, the following subject areas are based:

      Business, IT and Computing

      Child Care

      Health and Social Care

      Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies

      Hospitality and Catering

      Public Services and Army Preparation

      Sports and Sport Science

      Travel and Tourism

      Foundation Learning

      ESOL