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Chef Skills

Course Code: CHEF

Level: 2
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One day
When you'll study: Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm

About the course

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a professional kitchen using professional skills? Are you a skilful cook who is considering turning a passion into a profession?

This one-day course takes you through a sequenced range of skills to develop a professional-quality end product. The skills and knowledge gained can be transferred to a professional setting for new and developing catering professionals, but this course is also suitable for those wishing to enhance their catering skills and further their personal development.

What you'll learn

The course involves:

  • filleting 
  • boning 
  • sautéing 
  • advanced cooking techniques  
  • advanced preparation techniques 
  • presenting and garnishing 
  • temperature control 
  • food hygiene. 
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


All assessments will be practically based.

What's next?

Upon completion of this course, you may progress to a Certificate in Fish and Seafood or a Diploma in Professional Cookery.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Short course

Course Code: CHEF

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £65

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.