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Professional Cookery Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

This is a high quality, prestigious learning and development programme, valued by employers. Apprentices will develop their skills, knowledge and competence required to become a kitchen professional in such job roles as: Sous Chef or Senior Chef/Cook (fine dining) and Sous Chef of Senior Chef/Cook (restaurants, hotels and gastro pubs)

Course content

This Apprenticeship programme covers a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge and includes the following components:

1. Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery - (competence)

2. Level 3Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) - (knowledge)

Units within the Level 3 Certificate include:

  • Development of working relationships in hospitality
  • Health, safety and security in the hospitality working environment
  • Food safety in catering

There are further units that are required to be taken dependent upon the job role and organisation the apprentice is in.

3. Functional Skills in English and Maths (Level 2) - if required

4. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) - mapped into NVQ Diploma

Entry requirements

Suitability to the Apprenticeship programme will be established via a pre-course discussion with a sector specific Business Trainer, however you must be employed in a relevant role and have at least 9 months experience of working in the hospitality and catering industry. Successful completion of a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering - Food Production and Cooking or Professional Cookery pathways.


The Level 3 NVQ is assessed in the workplace via observations, collection of evidence, witness testimonies and professional discussions.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

Possible permanent employment in the industry in such job roles as: Head Chef/Cook, General Management

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2016

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