Catering - Professional Cookery Level 3 Full-time (FCAH)

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC63
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The Diploma in Professional Cookery is for anyone who works or wants to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector. It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry. It is also ideal for those chefs in industry who would like to continue or refresh their knowledge by undertaking topics within the qualification.


This programme is specifically designed for those wanting a career as a chef in high level establishments such as 5 star hotels and Michelin star restaurants. It allows you to further develop skills and enhance your understanding of stove, larder and patisserie skills. You will take part in two to three months work placements in restaurants such as Manior aux Quat’ Saisons, The Waterside Inn and Chewton Glen. You will learn:

  • Advanced food preparation and cooking techniques
  • Advanced pastry and pâtisserie skills
  • Food hygiene and health and safety
  • Kitchen management and supervisory skills
  • Resource management and control
  • Menu planning and cost control

There is also the opportunity to achieve additional qualifications.

How will it be delivered?

A varied mix of assessment methods are employed throughout this course assessing both practical assignments and coursework.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Culinary Skills.
  • Completion of an NVQ Level 2 in a related hospitality subject with relative industrial experience may also be considered.

Your next steps...

Employment- On completion of this programme, you could obtain employment within the hospitality and catering industry in a supervisory role as Kitchen Staff or Chef.

Education- Alternatively, you could progress into higher education to study a related Higher National Diploma or Degree.