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Introduction to Professional Cookery Certificate at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

This is an ideal course if you're looking for basic to intermediate training in modern cookery, food and drink service and customer service skills. You'll gain valuable experience by working in our well equipped kitchens and restaurant and learn the fundamental knowledge that's needed for a successful career in this competitive industry. 

During this intensive course, you'll get a combination of practical training, theory sessions, lectures and demonstrations. You'll be supervised by our highly experienced hospitality professionals. You'll normally come into college from Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend and evening events.

Course content

This is an intensive training course in modern culinary and service skills. You'll get real training in our kitchens and restaurant and will taught by supportive and highly experienced tutors. There will be opportunities for you to enter national competitions and go to key industry events and you’ll have the chance to study many other qualifications afterwards.

Entry requirements

3-4 GCSEs including D or above in English Language and ideally Maths.


Your progress and achievements will be continuously assessed throughout the course through observation, assignments and practical and written tests. You'll also need to do extra study and homework to get the most out of this course.

Future opportunities

You could go on to the VRQ Level 2 Professional Cookery Diploma, start a career in the food and drink service sector or consider an Apprenticeship programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016
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