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Catering Course

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

This qualification is ideal for those aspiring to achieve high standards of performance in culinary and patisserie skills and for those who are looking to progress to supervisory level in hospitality and catering. The course will also work on building your customer service and front of house skills to enable you to progress in this dynamic sector.

Is this course right for me?

Level 3 is ideal if you’ve worked in a professional kitchen for some time, or have a Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role.

Hygiene and health and safety requirements:

  • All visible tattoos must be covered
  • All visible piercings must be removed
  • No jewellery allowed, except for a wedding band and one pair of stud earrings
  • Hair must be groomed and tied back

Hospitality Courses Guide

  • There is normally no direct entry to this course, you would need to progress from the successful completion of previous level in this subject area or similar
  • You will be expected to be in relevant job role
  • Good personal presentation and communication skills are required
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

Units to be studied include:

  • Principles of supervising food and beverage services
  • The principles of food safety supervision for catering
  • Principles of promoting food and beverage services and products
  • Principles of supervising customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism
  • Supervise food and beverage service
  • Legislation in food and beverage service
  • Prepare, cook and serve food in a food service area
  • Prepare and serve wines
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and cold non-alcoholic beverages
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Barista skills
  • Establish and develop positive working relationships in hospitality
  • Maintain the health, hygiene safety and security of the working environment
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Prepare, cook and finish:
    • complex fish dishes
    • complex meat dishes
    • complex poultry dishes
    • dressings and cold sauces
    • fresh pasta dishes
    • bread and dough products
    • complex cakes, biscuits, sponges and scones
    • complex chocolate products
    • complex hot desserts
    • complex cold desserts
  • Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts

You will also undertake a work placement at least one day per week in a suitable hospitality and catering establishment.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace evidence

Successful completion of this course could lead to a number of future career opportunities including: Junior Sous Chef, Kitchen Porter, Larder Chef, Food and Beverage Assistant, Head Chef, Sous Chef, Commis Chef, Patisserie Chef, Trainee Manager, Chef de Partie, Demi Chef.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • You will need to provide your own device/laptop for parts of this course, click here to find out more
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • Specific kitchen equipment, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page
  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • During the course there will be additional costs for consumables
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • There is normally no direct entry to this course, you would need to progress from the successful completion of previous level in this subject area or similar
  • You will be expected to be in relevant job role
  • Good personal presentation and communication skills are required
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant Level 2 programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

Units to be studied include:

  • Principles of supervising food and beverage services
  • The principles of food safety supervision for catering
  • Principles of promoting food and beverage services and products
  • Principles of supervising customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism
  • Supervise food and beverage service
  • Legislation in food and beverage service
  • Prepare, cook and serve food in a food service area
  • Prepare and serve wines
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and cold non-alcoholic beverages
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Barista skills
  • Establish and develop positive working relationships in hospitality
  • Maintain the health, hygiene safety and security of the working environment
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Prepare, cook and finish:
    • complex fish dishes
    • complex meat dishes
    • complex poultry dishes
    • dressings and cold sauces
    • fresh pasta dishes
    • bread and dough products
    • complex cakes, biscuits, sponges and scones
    • complex chocolate products
    • complex hot desserts
    • complex cold desserts
  • Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts

You will also undertake a work placement at least one day per week in a suitable hospitality and catering establishment.


Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace evidence

What can I do next?

Successful completion of this course could lead to a number of future career opportunities including: Junior Sous Chef, Kitchen Porter, Larder Chef, Food and Beverage Assistant, Head Chef, Sous Chef, Commis Chef, Patisserie Chef, Trainee Manager, Chef de Partie, Demi Chef.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • You will need to provide your own device/laptop for parts of this course, click here to find out more
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • Specific kitchen equipment, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • During the course there will be additional costs for consumables
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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