Chef Cookery Courses Level 2 and Level 3 (Professional Cookery)University College Birmingham
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Frequent Asked Questions
Entry requirements Please note the entry requirements below reflect the new GCSE grading structure for 2017 entry. Normally, you will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above. For Level 3, you will need a relevant Level 2 qualification and ideally English and maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above, or alternatively at least 2 years’ relevant work experience. School applicants will need to have a good school report and references. If you do not have a grade 4 (grade C) or above in English and/or maths, you will be required to take an assessment so we can ensure you...
What you'll learn on the course
Maintain a Safe, Hygienic and Secure Working Environment
Work Effectively as Part of a Team
Maintain Food Safety when Storing, Preparing and Cooking Food
Maintain, Handle and Clean Knives
Prepare, Cook and Finish: Basic Fish Dishes; Shellfish Dishes; Meat dishes; Poultry Dishes; Dishes; and Vegetable Dishes
Prepare, Cook and Finish: Basic Hot Sauces; Soups; Bread and Dough Products; Cold and Hot Desserts
Gastronomy and Food Culture
Sourcing Produce and Food Product Development
Additionally, Advanced Skills and Techniques in Producing:
Poultry and Game
Fish and Shellfish
Patisserie and Fermented Products
Desserts, Petits Fours and Decorative Products
* Level 1 Professional Cookery Diploma: We still have the option to provide the Level 1 diploma where this is considered to be a more appropriate course for students with additional support requirements.
Your study programme
In addition to your full-time course every student has an individual study programme which ensures that you develop the right skills and experience to progress onto either higher education or gain employment. What’s included in your individual study programme will vary depending on what you have already achieved and your career aspirations.
For example; if you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths at 16 you will continue to study these by resits or by taking Functional Skills at an appropriate level. Achieving a good level of English and maths is important so that you can compete in today’s labour market and securing the career you’ve always wanted.
Work placement will form an essential part of your individual study programme and all students will be expected to complete an appropriate work placement related to their full-time course.
To find out more about the work placement opportunities for this course, click on the ‘Work Placement’ tab above.