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Professional Chefs VRQ Diploma Level 1 at Colchester Institute

Course description

This programme is designed for those wanting a practical career where the development of professional cookery skills and knowledge can contribute towards a fulfilling career in the hospitality industry. Most of the time will be spent in our kitchens, pastry workshops and our public restaurants.

Students will undertake mostly practical work to develop skills. There will also be classroom activity, online learning, visits and assignments to supplement learning. There are coursework assessments throughout the year and two practical assessments at the end of the year.

In addition, students will study at least one Functional Skill in English, maths or ICT as part of their main Professional Chefs programme.

Course content

The course comprises of 12 units, six of which are practical and six are industry focused, including:

  • Food Safety
  • Industry Structure
  • Use of Equipment
  • Team Work

The final assessments test skills and knowledge gained across all the units.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs (grades D-G) and an interview

Future opportunities

Employment as a commis chef in the hotel and catering industry, with the possibility of an accelerated career path.

After completion of the Level 1 programme, students will progress to the Professional Cookery VRQ Level 2. Subject to suitability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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