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Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking)

Course Code: ECOLR

Level: 3
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma, NVQ
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 9.00am - 3.00pm

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About the course

Do you already have a chef job in the Plymouth area? If you already work in a professional kitchen and are seeking an evening catering course or chef training, this NVQ in Food Preparation and Cooking at City College Plymouth is a great option for you. Do you have a passion for cooking? Creating recipes and menus from base ingredients? On this professional cooking course, we will assess and develop your existing skills for working in restaurants, hotels or kitchens. We focus on creative exploration of base products and ingredients, challenging you to adapt menus and create mouth-watering dishes while remaining on a budget.

What you'll learn

This course centres around the preparation and cooking of vegetables, stocks, soups, sauces, meat, fish, poultry and pastry products.

Entry requirements

You must be in current employment in the catering industry.


Each practical unit is assessed formatively in the workplace or College and has a written short answer test.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to progress onto a level 3 hospitality and catering course at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: ECOLR

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

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: £3000

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.