Professional Cookery Diploma Level 1

Course Type College
Qualification Level 1
Start Date September 2019
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Professional Cookery Diploma

You will need to be passionate, motivated, organised and have a real interest in working in a people orientated industry, by developing a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

Practical skills will be taught, developed and assessed in our specialist training kitchens and Horizons restaurant, which is open to the public. Lessons will involve practical demonstrations, theory, guest chefs and speakers, industry visits plus computer-based activities will contribute to your learning. A portfolio of practical assessments, under pinning knowledge will evidence achievement on the course. Everything on the course is designed to give you practical experience and build your employability skills in the industry. Learning from experienced chefs and cooks, this is the first step towards one of the most rewarding, dynamic careers you can imagine.

You’ll gain skills to work in a professional kitchen in a hotel, restaurant, school. This is an introductory course for anyone who wants to work in hospitality and catering, training you to prepare and cook food professionally.

It’s been designed to give you the essential skills in the industry, which you’ll build upon and develop on more advanced courses.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • Maths level 1
  • English level 1
  • Genuine interest in subject
What will I learn?
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  • Health and Safety Awareness for Catering and Hospitality
  • Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
  • Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching, steaming, stewing, braising, baking, roasting, grilling, frying
  • Regeneration of pre-prepared food
  • Cold food preparation
  • Maths and English skills
  • Work preparation
  • Work experience

"I grew up helping my parents with the cooking which inspired me to choose Hospitality and Catering. I progressed through the levels at College which gave me the courage to find a work placement. The staff share their industry expertise and they teach in fully equipped training kitchens."Harrison Dyer-Cole

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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