- Course Code: FS018
- Duration: 1 year
- Validated by: City and Guilds
- Study Mode: Full time
This specialist hospitality course offers excellent opportunities to develop skills in all aspects of kitchen and larder to a high standard for fine dining. It will provide you with an excellent grounding for progression onto higher qualifications, e.g. Degree programmes. You will be able to develop further as a chef within this industry offering worldwide career opportunities.
- What will I study?
There are 15 units which cover food hygiene, health and safety and developing productive working relationships with colleagues, as well as the following:
- Prepare, cook and finish fish, meat and poultry for complex dishes.
- Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces, dressings and cold sauces.
- Prepare, cook and finish complex soups.
- Prepare, cook and finish fresh pasta dishes.
- Entry Requirements
You will have the NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2 in Food Preparation and Cooking or equivalent, i.e. Multi-skill in Hospitality. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Alternatively you may have experience in the Hospitality industry. All applicants will be interviewed by the course leader for their suitability prior to the start of the course. Candidates may be asked to do a skill and theory test to determine whether the candidate is suitable.
- How will I be assessed?
Your work will be continuously assessed by a combination of practical assessments and theory end tests which will be internally marked and externally moderated.
- What can I do next?
Once you have completed your Level 3 course, you will be able to apply to a range of universities, with many students progressing to University Centre at Blackburn College.
Particular courses students progress on to include: Hospitality Management Foundation Degree FdA or Hospitality Management (with Events Management) Foundation Degree FdA. Following your foundation degree you are able to progress on to a Top Up Year which means you can achieve a BA (Hons) qualification, validated by Lancaster University, in a three year timeframe.
There are a range of career options available including: pastry chef, junior sous chef, kitchen supervisor.
- Your Study Programme