Intermediate Diploma in Culinary Skills & Hospitality

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 4 GCSE's A*-D or Equivalent Qualification

What will I learn?

If you want to star a career within the Hospitality Industry in professional cookery then this course is for you. As part of a wider study programme developing your English and Maths Skills gaining Meaningful Work Experience, you will be able to develop a broad range of skills and behaviours that will give you the best opportunity of being successful in applying for work.

You will study, in detail, a range of topics including:

  • Working in the Hospitality Industry
  • Kitchen Operations
  • Prepare and Cook Stocks, Soups and Sauces
  • Prepare and Cook Fruit and Vegetables
  • Prepare and Cook Meat, Poultry and Offal Dishes
  • Prepare and Cook Fish and Shellfish Dishes
  • Prepare and Cook Rice, Pasta, Grain and Egg Dishes
  • Produce Hot and Cold Desserts
  • Produce Pastry Products
  • Provide a Professional Kitchen Sevice

You will be building on your basic skills and experience as a chef and begin to develop skills in hospitality and will help you to find employment and secure a more senior role.

The course is very hands-on and will build your skills, knowledge and confidence and prepare you for an advanced Level 3 study or employment.

There are two external assessments within this course which contribute to 26% of the qualification. The remaining units are assessed by assignments and assessments culminating and a final synoptic internal assessment where you will be asked to draw from you newly gained knowledge to participate providing a professional kitchen service.

The Units are Graded Pass, Merit & Distinction contributing to an overall grading between PP & DD.

What could I progress on to?

Progress onto an advanced level 3 qualification, or apply to work full-time within the Industry in a commis position.

On completion of the course you can start your career in the industry as a Commis chef, contract caterer, cook, events coordinator, kitchen assistant, or junior chef.

Uniform is required for this course and will cost approximately £220 and allow £30 for trips and visits.

Additional Course Details for 17/18

  • Course code 3803
    Course name Intermediate Study Programme in Professional Cookery & Hospitality
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 11/09/17
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.