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Professional Chefs (Level 1) - Full-time


Course outline

This course is perfect if you have a passion for food, enjoy cooking and looking develop your basic skills as a chef.

You’ll learn professional cookery skills across a range of dishes, whilst getting a good foundation knowledge of key ingredients, food theory, food hygiene and health and safety in a kitchen environment.

You can expect lots of hands on practical learning in our industry-standard training kitchens. You’ll work with experienced chefs who will teach you the basics while letting you be creative with your food inventions.

This course is based at the Clarendon Campus and City Campus (Adams Building).

Next steps

Want to start this course now? Please click here for more information.

If you wish to apply for entry in September 2018, you can apply online by hitting the button below!

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Level 1 Diploma in Professional Chefs


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at Grade 3-1 (D-G), including English Language and Maths at Grade 3-1 (D-G) or a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification. With this you will be asked to sit an Initial Assessment and this must show that you are ready to study English and maths at Level 1.


Choose to follow with further study onto our level 2 programme for Professional Chefs or perhaps into an Apprenticeship or employment as a trainee chef or assistant caterer.

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