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Professional Cookery Advanced Diploma at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

The NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery is aimed at students who wish to develop their existing skills to produce, prepare and cook a wide range of complex dishes to the standard expected by the more prestigious sectors of the industry. All equipment, materials and ingredients are provided, but you will need to buy a knife set and protective clothing. Work Experience opportunity As part of the programme you will conduct a two week work placement in a Business and Enterprise organisation/field of your choice. This will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge into a practical work setting. Enrichment Activities A range of Enrichment activities are incorporated within the programme. Examples of Enrichment activities conducted are lectures by guest speakers from multinational hospitality chains and experienced chefs. Visits to various industry leaders. You will have an opportunity to participate in internal and external events where you will be able to show case your skills I-Learning Sessions This is additional time embedded in your programme for your study to promote independent learning. 

This time is used to work through assignments, complete homework activities and conduct wider reading and research. Support Tutorials Group and one to one tutorials are set up on the programme to further assist you with successfully completing the course and provide you with professional guidance and support throughout the course. Personal Learning Plan Sessions A course tutor will be allocated to you on the programme. Your course tutor will be working with you to set realistic targets that will enable you to achieve your goals. Your targets will be monitored weekly by your tutor and yourself and actions plans and support put in place to assist you in achieving your targets

Entry requirements

Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2 and preferably be employed in the hospitality industry to gain maximum benefit from this course.

Future opportunities

This qualification could lead to jobs such as:

  • Sous chef
  • Head chef If you want to undertake further study, this qualification can lead to Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management Skills

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newham College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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    • The East Ham Campus is situated close to the busy East Ham High Street and it's just a few minutes walk away from East Ham station, where the Hammersmith & City and District lines lead in and out of Central London. The high street is a bustling area with a vast array of shops, including the usual high street chains such as Primark, Superdrug and Sainsbury’s.

       The following courses are offered at the East Ham Campus:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Business and Retail
      • Customer Services and Catering & Hospitality
      • Fashion and Tailoring
      • Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
      • Health, Care & Childcare
      • Sport and Health & Fitness
      • Teaching

       This campus has seven floors, specialist amenities, commercial enterprise and it is a buzzing and vibrant place to study. It boasts amazing facilities (see Facilities section) as well as world class IT and multimedia centre, an extensive library, a fitness suite, student life area (a common room for students with TV screens, pool tables and areas to relax), a café and a restaurant.