Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery for Adults

Course Code: P221480

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:

    £1,390.00 or Free

Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Designed for people who are looking to take their first steps into the world of culinary arts and who wish to develop their all-round catering skills.

Units include:

  • maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • working effectively as part of a team
  • maintaining food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • preparing and cooking vegetables
  • preparing and cooking meat, poultry and fish
  • preparing and finishing salad and fruit and hot and cold sandwiches
  • pasta, rice, eggs, pulses, grains and how to cook and finish simple bread and dough products.

You will complete a variety of work placements within the industry including the Brookfield Hotel ‘takeover’. You will also have the opportunity to compete in local and national competitions, volunteer at events such as Victorious Festival and take part in charitable initiatives. In addition, you will be invited on trips to Billingsgate Fish Market and wholesale food providers.

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including English.

This course is full time for one year, students are also required to complete 30 hours in a work placement setting. Attendance to maths and English lessons at the appropriate level is also be expected as part of this programme.

You will be assessed on a range of assignments and practical tasks, including two end-of-year synoptic tests. You will regularly review your work with your tutor and receive feedback on your progress.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

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