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Leiths Basic Certificate in Food & Wine *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School

Course description

Leiths Basic Certificate in Food and Wine is a

professional cookery course which is recognised by

the food industry. The course was established by

Leiths School of Food and Wine, one of the most

prestigious and respected cookery schools in the


The course has been specifically designed to teach

the basic skills necessary to become a confident,

capable and efficient cook. It gives you a thorough

introduction to kitchen techniques and most styles

of cooking. You will become proficient in family and

party cooking, learn to understand recipes, plan time

efficiently and cook with relaxed confidence. As such

it is possible to undertake this course with little or

no previous experience. However a good level of

practical skill and nutritional knowledge will help you.


Course content

The course lasts for five terms and is designed to

enable you to quickly develop a range of basic

cookery skills and to build upon these, so that you

are able to produce more complex dishes and work



During both the Lower and Upper Sixth you will be

visited by chefs from the Leiths School, who work

with you during the practical lessons and carry out



Each week you undertake a structured practical

session and produce a time plan, which enables you to

plan your practical work efficiently. The presentation

of your work is paramount and you are encouraged

to utilise flair and creativity to serve food of a

good quality.

As a compulsory part of the course you will also

undertake the Chartered Institute of Environmental

Health Certificate in Food Safety in Catering (level 2).

This is a very useful food hygiene certificate that is

recognised in the food industry.


At the end of the course you should be able to

cook interesting lunch and dinner menus with



Entry requirements



The course has a strong practical emphasis but

there is also an important theoretical aspect which

contributes to the final coursework marks and which

is tested in the final written examination.


The course is assessed in three ways:

Coursework 40%

Practical examination 40%

Written examination 20%

The coursework includes the marks achieved during

the weekly practical sessions and results of theory

tests (taken throughout the five terms) and a meal

planning assessment.


In order to achieve a pass, pupils are required to

achieve a minimum of 60% in all three areas of



Financial information

ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will
 be payable before submitting your application.

Future opportunities

Careers in Catering/Hotel sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.

Last updated date: 15 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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    • By Rail 

      Rail users may travel to Castle Cary (12 miles), Bath (30 miles), Bristol (29 miles) or Yeovil Junction (19 miles).

      By Road

      From the M5 leave the motorway at junction 23 and join the A39 eastwards. From the M3 leave the motorway at junction 8 and join the A303 westwards and then the B3151 for Millfield

      ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.