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Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery at West Kent College

Course description

This NVQ will take your professional food preparation and supervisory techniques to an advanced level.

Through work experience and practical and class-based sessions, the course covers:

• Positive working relationships in hospitality
• Risk assessments and how to reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace
• How to prepare and cook complex dishes, including fish, poultry, soups, sauces, vegetables and desserts

You will need to purchase equipment and clothing from an external supplier. All course costs will be discussed at interview.

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English and maths. You will have achieved Level 2 Professional Cookery or have a minimum of 2 years experience in a commercial kitchen environment. You should also be employed in an appropriate setting within the industry for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Your employer should be able to offer you supervisory responsibility alongside your college training.

You will need to attend a course suitability day as part of the interview process.

Future opportunities

Management or related higher level courses.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 October 2018
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    • West Kent College in Tonbridge offers you a wide choice of courses for a fantastic learning experience. Choose from A-Levels, work-related options such as beauty therapy, construction or motor vehicle, Apprenticeships giving you the chance to earn while you learn, all the way up to university-level programmes in a range of subjects.

      The College gives you the freedom to learn in your own way, in an environment that offers first-class facilities and lecturers with industry experience. We will help you find the right course and, often, when your course is completed, help you to find work in the career you are aspiring to.

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      At the Tonbridge campus, students benefit from new buildings including a fantastic theatre seating over 300, television and radio studios, light and airy design studios, photography studios and darkrooms, music rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

      Students can enjoy the latest technology, such as leading-edge IT facilities, a Learning Resource Centre with over 20,000 resources and new science laboratories.

      There is also a range of facilities open to staff, students and the public, including hairdressing and beauty salons and a restaurant with a view over the Weald.