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Professional Chef Diploma - Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

This qualification will help you undertake skills and techniques in producing dishes, enabling you to undertake roles within a kitchen, whether in kitchen and larder or the pastry section.

This qualification is structured to enable you to work with a wide range of commodities in the preparation, cooking and presentation of dishes in a professional kitchen.

By undertaking this qualification you will cover advanced skills and techniques in producing starters, mains, sauces and garnishes.

The topics that will be undertaken in year 1 are:

Vegetable and vegetarian dishes

  • Meat dishes
  • Poultry and game dishes
  • Fish and shellfish dishes.

To support the development of these skills, you will also undertake the following topics:

Food safety supervision

  • Supervision in the professional kitchen
  • Sustainability
  • Gastronomy.

The topics that will be undertaken in year 2 are:

Legal and social responsibilities

  • Financial control in the commercial kitchen
  • Soups and sauces
  • Fruit and veg
  • Meat and offal
  • Poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Rice, pasta and grains
  • Desserts and puddings
  • Pastry products
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Breads
  • Chocolate.

Course content

This qualification will help you undertake skills and techniques in producing dishes, enabling you to undertake roles within a kitchen, whether in kitchen and larder or the pastry section.

This qualification is structured to enable you to work with a wide range of commodities in the preparation, cooking and presentation of dishes in a professional kitchen.

By undertaking this qualification you will cover advanced skills and techniques in producing starters, mains, sauces and garnishes.

The topics that will be undertaken in year 1 are:

Vegetable and vegetarian dishes

  • Meat dishes
  • Poultry and game dishes
  • Fish and shellfish dishes.

To support the development of these skills, you will also undertake the following topics:

Food safety supervision

  • Supervision in the professional kitchen
  • Sustainability
  • Gastronomy.

The topics that will be undertaken in year 2 are:

Legal and social responsibilities

  • Financial control in the commercial kitchen
  • Soups and sauces
  • Fruit and veg
  • Meat and offal
  • Poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Rice, pasta and grains
  • Desserts and puddings
  • Pastry products
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Breads
  • Chocolate.

Entry requirements

You will need a City & Guilds Professional Cookery Diploma Level 2 or equivalent.

2 GCSEs grade C or above.

Successful interview and reference.

You must also successfully complete the first year to be able to progress to the second year.

Assessment

The above qualifications will be assessed by:

  • Assignments
  • Practical observations
  • One written examination
  • One synoptic practical assignment.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into employment or onto a foundation degree in culinary arts.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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