Professional Cookery Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is aimed at anyone who is determined and motivated to develop their skills to become a professional chef and have an interest in managing their own kitchen or restaurant. You should have a real passion for pursuing a career within hospitality. It is designed to help you enter employment with a higher level of responsibility or at a more prestigious establishment.

Throughout the year, you will develop skills and techniques to complete a wide range of tasks within a kitchen and restaurant.

Topics may include:

  • Financial control within a kitchen
  • Legal and social responsibilities
  • Theory and technical skills related to a range of food items

Your week will consist of theory and workshop lessons as well as research study time. You would also benefit from exposure to a part-time job within a professional hospitality environment.

In addition to the main qualification, you will undertake a Level 2 Certificate in Food & Beverage Service. This will involve learning about the organisation of a customer-facing role within the hospitality industry. You will take part in event planning within our realistic working environment.

Assessment Methods

You will complete assignment and project work during the year as well as written and practical end point exams. You will plan events within our realistic working environment.

Progression Options

Once you have successfully completed the course, you may progress to a Foundation Degree or Level 4 Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management. Alternatively, we can support you into a relevant career.

Course Summary

Course Title Professional Cookery Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need to have completed the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery and have GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 in maths and English.

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We work in the Quantock Restaurant which offers a range of services from breakfast buffets to gourmet evenings. This means we’re able to practice our skills in a professional kitchen and front of house environment, and prepare ourselves for the industry.

Ruth Northcote-Brewer

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