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Professional Chef Diploma Level 1 at Northampton College

Course description

You will cover a wide range of units in food preparation, cooking, serving food and drink plus Functional Skills or GCSE English and/or maths if you haven't already got it. Most learning takes place within the various training and production kitchens and restaurants within the College. This is supplemented with theory lessons which underpin and embed the knowledge required at this level. You will also have a tutorial session each week with a personal tutor during which time counselling is available for pastoral or course work problems.

Course content

This course is aimed at those who wish to progress to a Level 2 qualification or employment in a related area.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade D or above or equivalent.


Most of the course is assessment by observing the student demonstrating the skills required within a working kitchen, restaurant or bakery. This is supplemented by computer based testing and formal assessments.Assessments are verified by an Internal Verifier and subsequently by an External Verifier from the awarding body.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of this course you could progress to the Level 2 Professional Chef Award or into the industry as a trainee or junior role.

Further information

A clean pressed chefs uniform in the kitchen.A clean pressed shirt or blouse with the correct food service uniform when training in the restaurants.Casual day wear for theory classes.The initial uniform and equipment cost is approximately £200.Throughout the course there are a variety of educational visits both in this country and in Europe. Many of the trips are subsidised and we would ask you to be prepared to make some contribution towards their cost.Students aged 19 and over will be required to pay an exam fee of approximately £80 at enrolment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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