Level 1 in Professional Cookery

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
Professional Training
1 Year
Full time
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Course Overview

This one-year course is suitable for learners 16 and over. It will enable you to achieve a Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery. This course will also help you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for various sectors of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality industry and subsequent career progression.

• A smart and professional image is essential as you will be working with the public
• Great importance is placed upon reliability - regular attendance and punctuality are essential
• You will have a strong passion for the catering industry

Course modules include:

• Food safety
• Health and Safety
• Healthy Foods and special diets
• Kitchen Equipment
• Personal Workplace Skills
• Preparation and cooking methods such as boiling, poaching, steaming, baking, roasting, grilling, braising and stewing.

As with all our programmes, this course includes tutorial sessions and individual reviews, giving you individual time with your personal tutor. You will also have the opportunity to study and achieve further qualifications in GCSE or Functional Skills English and Maths to assist in your personal development.

You will be interviewed as part of the College Welcome Event, which will also include screening and assessment. If successful in gaining a place you will be required to attend a Taster Day during the summer before the start of your course.

Kit and Uniform - You will need to purchase a kit and uniform before the start of the programme, the Level 1 mandatory kit and uniform will cost around £160 subject to change slightly with inflation. There is also up to £60 of optional extra’s and further details will be given to you at the Welcome Event.

Suitability - Who should attend?

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and short answer questions. Individual practical tests will take place throughout the programme, with two practical exams at the end of the course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level: 1

Training Course Content

  • Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery - which provides an introduction to the industry
  • food safety
  • health and safety
  • healthy foods and special diets
  • kitchen equipment
  • personal workplace skills.

It also covers how to prepare and cook food

  • Methods such as boiling, poaching, steaming, baking, roasting, grilling, braising and stewing.
  • Unit Certificate in Food Safety in Catering.

Continuing Studies

Upon completion, you could continue on to our Level 2 in Professional Cookery, enter the Culinary Arts and Hospitality sector in a professional kitchen environment, or study a level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in Professional Cookery.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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