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If your dream career is to become a professional chef, this is a fantastic qualification to get you started. Throughout your learning journey, you will build up a high level of cooking skills and learn other workplace essentials like health and safety in a kitchen.

Our five-star catering facilities, including a state of the art Prep Kitchen and a Production Kitchen servicing The 3 Peaks Bistro give you a professional and exciting learning environment in which to hone your professional catering skills.

With guidance from our tutors, who are highly skilled chefs and hospitality experts, you may take on kitchen supervisory responsibilities in the areas of food safety, menu development and dish quality control and learn how the front of house works effectively alongside a professional kitchen. From a broad introduction to cooking a meal, looking after customers and planning and running events to focusing on professional cookery and the skills required to work in today’s modern hospitality industry, you will experience the real demands and pressures of the industry.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or equivalent including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-3
  • Level 1 – 3 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths

What you will study

  • Health & Safety in a Kitchen
  • Food Safety
  • Introduction to Employability in Hospitality
  • Baking, Roasting & Grilling
  • Boiling, Poaching & Steaming
  • Cold Preparation of Food
  • Stewing & Braising
  • Regeneration of Foods
  • Deep & Shallow Frying
  • Prepare & Cook Poultry
  • Prepare & Cook Stocks, Soups & Sauce
  • Prepare & Cook Meat & Offal
  • Prepare & Cook Hot & Cold Desserts
  • Prepare & Cook Enriched Dough Products
  • Prepare & Cook Biscuits, Cakes & Sponges
  • Prepare & Cook Fish & Shellfish

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Apprenticeship
  • On completion of a Level 3 qualification, you will be able to progress onto a degree level qualification or higher level apprenticeship


  • Chef
  • Front of House
  • Apprenticeship
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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