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Professional Cookery NVQ Level 3 at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

The level 3 professional cookery course is ideal for those chefs who already have a level 2 qualification or already work in the hospitality industry. They can then choose to continue the development of their skills and knowledge to enable them to progress in their career. This course will give you the skills to achieve your potential within the hospitality industry.

Supervising skills will play a large role in this course as you will be required to complete duties in the kitchen that demonstrate your team leadership. You will prepare more complex dishes using a wide range of skills.

Students joining this programme are required to purchase a uniform and basic set of equipment. To help keep costs to a minimum, these items are available to buy through the Catering Department. If you have any concerns regarding the cost of the uniform, please discuss this at your interview as we may be able to help meet some of the expense.

Course content

You will work in dedicated kitchens (pastry and production) developing your skills for both kitchen and pastry sections, you will practical assessments and short answer papers to test your understanding of the different preparation and cooking methods for both kitchen and pastry sections.


  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing & cooking food
  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Maintain a safe, hygienic & secure working environment
  • Prepare shellfish, meat & poultry for complex dishes
  • Cook & finish basic complex meat, shellfish, poultry & vegetable dishes
  • Prepare, cook & finish complex hot sauces, soup & fresh pasta dishes

Entry requirements

Full Level 2 Professional Cookery alongside a tutor's reference, at least 85% attendance and Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 1.

Students who 16-18 without a grade A-C in GCSE in English and Maths will take this as part of their programme of study.

You will also need to get a minimum of Entry 3 on the College initial online assessment for English and maths.

You should also have a good level of written and spoken English as you will be building a portfolio of evidence and completing on-line tests and/or assignments.

Future opportunities

A Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts Work full time in the industry as a Sous Chef, Senior Chef de Partie or as a Head Chef

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017