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Intermediate Diploma in Professional Cookery

Sorry, there are no variations of this course currently available.

What is involved?

This course will give you the practical skills that you need to work in a professional kitchen. It will cover all the basic cooking techniques needed as well as current industry practices and principles of cooking. You'll learn to prepare and cook a range of dishes, including stocks, soups and sauces, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish and more.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to progress to Level 3 Professional Cookery.
All equipment, materials and ingredients are provided, but you will need to buy a knife set and protective clothing.

You will be retaking your GCSE Maths and English, if you did not achieve Grade C in any of these subjects, as part of your course to enable you to progress onto Level-3 qualifications.
Work Experience opportunity
As part of the programme you will conduct a two week work placement in a Business and Enterprise organisation/field of your choice. This will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge into a practical work setting.

Enrichment Activities
A range of Enrichment activities are incorporated within the programme. Examples of Enrichment activities conducted are lectures by guest speakers from multinational hospitality chains and experienced chefs.

Visits to various industry leaders. You will have an opportunity to participate in internal and external events where you will be able to show case your skills

I-Learning Sessions
This is additional time embedded in your programme for your study to promote independent learning. This time is used to work through assignments, complete homework activities and conduct wider reading and research. Support Tutorials
Group and one to one tutorials are set up on the programme to further assist you with successfully completing the course and provide you with professional guidance and support throughout the course.

Personal Learning Plan Sessions
A course tutor will be allocated to you on the programme. Your course tutor will be working with you to set realistic targets that will enable you to achieve your goals. Your targets will be monitored weekly by your tutor and yourself and actions plans and support put in place to assist you in achieving your targets

What will my career options be?

This qualification could lead to jobs such as:
Kitchen assistant, chef or commis chef If you want to undertake further study, this qualification can lead to:
Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership or Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

What is the cost?

This Course is Free for 16-18 Home Students.
The Home fee is £2550 (Plus £125 Exam Fee).
In some instances a course may be free - please refer to the What do I Need to Pay screen for more information.

The information which describes this course was accurate at the time of publication. Newham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any part of the programmes, locations, facilities and costs at any time.


What do I need?

5 GCSE grade D including English and maths
Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 1 (including English and maths)