Professional Chefs Diploma Level 1: 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.
Professional Chefs Diploma Level 2: This programme is very practical in nature and continues the development of professional cookery skills and associated knowledge learned in level 1. Whereas the Professional Chefs level 1 programme focuses on your understanding and skills development across cookery processes, level 2 refines skills across a broader range of commodities.
You will continue the development of skills through practical work. 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.
Professional Chefs Advanced Diploma Level 3: This programme continues the development of professional cookery skills to an advanced level with associated knowledge. You will need to be well motivated and committed to a career in the catering industry.
Students will refine their skills through practical work in the patisserie, larder and production kitchens. Classroom activity will include dish innovation, restaurant and dish evaluation and online research. There are coursework and practical assessments throughout the year and two practical assessments at the end of the year.
In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Year 3: Level 3
|Campus / Adult Skills Centre||Colchester Campus|
|Start Date||September 2023|
|Applications||Applications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022|
|Fee(s)||16-18 year olds: Free|
Year 1 (Level 1): £2,659
Year 2 (Level 2): £3,119
Year 3 (Level 3): £3,345
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