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Chef Cookery Courses Level 2 and Level 3 (Professional Cookery)

University College Birmingham
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Birmingham
English
September 2021
Virtual open day
10/2/2021
Virtual open day
11/27/2021

Program description

Chef Cookery Courses Level 2 and Level 3 (Professional Cookery)

Do you dream of becoming a professional chef? Well-trained chefs are in strong demand, with big promotion prospects for those who demonstrate commitment and flair for the job. From working in fine dining restaurants to event catering, our Professional Cookery college course will give you the practical skills and knowledge for a range of careers in the catering and foodservice industries.

University College Birmingham is internationally renowned for our chef training and catering courses, with an experienced team of expert chef lecturers and excellent professional kitchen facilities for you to hone your culinary skills. Our Level 2 course introduces you to key food preparation and cookery skills, while the Level 3 course builds on your culinary foundations to take your cooking to a higher level with more complex techniques and dishes, preparing you either to start your career or move onto a university degree.

Our chef college courses focus on developing your hands-on practical skills, and you’ll have the opportunity to put them to the test both on campus and out in the industry. 

Not available for international student visa applicants

Admission requirements

Level 2 Professional Cookery

  • Ideally, you will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, or equivalent. However, our chef lecturers are looking for students who are enthusiastic and passionate about cooking, together with a keen determination to succeed in the hospitality industry, so please contact us if you have not achieved these grades.
  • School applicants will be required to provide a good school report, which must include attendance.
  • If you do not have a grade 4/C or above in maths and English and you are under 19, you will be required to complete an assessment so we can ensure you receive appropriate support. Applicants over 19 are not required to complete maths and English.

(Please note: Professional Cookery Level 1 is available if students require additional support.)

Level 3 Professional Cookery

  • To apply for Level 3, you will need a relevant Level 2 qualification and, ideally, English and/or maths at grade 4/C or above.
  • Alternatively, you will need at least 2 years’ relevant work experience.
  • If you do not have a grade 4/C or above in maths and English and you are under 19, you will be required to complete an assessment so we can ensure you receive appropriate support. Applicants over 19 are not required to complete maths and English.

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Program content

Topics you will study

  • Basic fish, meat, poultry and vegetable dishes
  • Bread and dough products, soups and basic hot sauces
  • Food safety
  • Patisserie and fermented products
  • Desserts, petits fours and decorative products

Teaching and assessment

There are regular practical tests to make sure you are on course. Theory is mainly assessed through assignments and short answer questions and recorded in your electronic portfolio.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

  • Course Duration : 1 year full-time per level
  • Course Start : September (2021)

Tuition fees

Course fee for the course

  •  Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery -  £1,672
  •  Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery - £3,345

Qualification

 As well as training in our industry-standard kitchens and restaurant, you’ll gain additional real-world experience on placements, working anywhere from hotels and restaurants to cafes and food manufacturers.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

The example roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.

  • Sous chef - Average Salary: £25,000
  • Head chef - Average Salary: £40,000
  • Catering manager - Average salary: £22,000 - £45,000
  • Pastry chef - Average Salary: £21,682
  • Food business owner/restaurateur - Variable
  • Product development chef - Average Salary: £25,000 – £40,000

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About this institute

University College of Birmingham 

Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham,...


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Why study at University College Birmingham

Why Choose Us?

Your choice of college or university will play an important part in shaping your career and fulfilling your ambitions.

It’s crucial you pick a place that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be a university that will help you achieve your goals; a place you can trust.

So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?

The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.

The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.

Contact info

University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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www.ucb.ac.uk


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