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 build and strengthen your skills required for working in a professional kitchen, and you are progressing from the Level 1 qualification then this course is perfect for you.

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

  • Food safety in catering
  • Health and safety in catering and hospitality
  • Healthier foods and special diets
  • Catering operations, costs and menu planning
  • Preparing and cooking: stocks, soups and sauces; fruit & vegetables; meat and offal; poultry, fish and shellfish; rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes; cold desserts and puddings; paste products; biscuit, cake and sponge products and fermented dough products.
  • Menu Knowledge, design and resources
  • Handling payments and maintaining the payment point

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 Level 3 study or employment.

70% practical, 20% coursework and 10% exams. Assessment is through synoptic testing, written papers and project work throughout the course.

What could I progress on to?

Progress onto a level 3 qualification, or apply to work fulltime in the Industry in a commis position.

On completion of the course you can start your career in the industry as a Commis chef, working as Bar staff, Waiting staff or in a hotel as a Housekeeper

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.