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City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (7133-02)

Level 3


This qualification is relevant to learners who have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery or to those with plenty of experience in a professional kitchen. They may have experience at supervisory level or they may want to develop their skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role.


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Course Content

This is an industry recognised qualification that provides learners with essential knowledge and skills required to work at Chef de Partie level. The course builds upon knowledge and skills gained at Level 2 and the course is aimed at those who may already be experienced chefs, ready to take their cooking skills to the next level. This course will raise the bar in terms of learners' creativity and is designed to stretch and challenge the learner by exposing them to a greater variety of commodities, new and exciting cooking methods and equipment and at the same time continuing to build on the core theoretical areas of supervising food safety, health and safety and leading a team. Learners are also encouraged to challenge themselves competitively.

Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed continually through observation of performance in a Realistic Working Environment (RWE). Knowledge and understanding are assessed through a blend of written, oral and online questioning.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the programme learners can gain employment in a variety of chef roles in hospitality outlets. These may include Chef de Partie or Kitchen Supervisor/Assistant Head Chef. Those who wish to continue with further professional development may complete a Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts or a Hospitality Management Degree.

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Entry Requirements

Level 2 NVQ Professional Cookery or equivalent. It is an advantage to have suitable work experience in a hospitality environment. Selection is subject to a successful interview at which the learner needs to demonstrate a high level of interest in the catering industry and a passion for food.

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