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Professional Cookery Intermediate Apprenticeship at Derby College

Course description

This apprenticeship enables you to turn your enthusiasm for food and cookery into a rewarding career. You will develop skills and techniques to create a wide range of dishes to high standards, while gaining insights into the career and promotion prospects in the hospitality industry.

Course content

Your framework will include the Intermediate Diploma in Professional Cookery, a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1. You will develop your maths and English skills to support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of English and Maths GCSEs at grades D-G.


You will be assessed through a wide range of methods including practical observation, online testing, assignments and the preparation of a portfolio of evidence.

You will be provided with a dedicated mentor to support and guide you through your qualification.

Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Future opportunities

Further Study
You can progress to an advanced apprenticeship at Level 3 – in subjects such as Professional Cookery or Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.

This course opens up a range of different career pathways within a catering, kitchen or food production environment, with potential promotion to roles such as chef de partie, sous chef or teamsupervisor.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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