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C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

You will be recognised as a Comis Chef working in a Hotel environment. You could progress to a Level 4 within a Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts and Financial Management qualification. You could gain a career within a number of hospitality organisations from hotels and different hospitality businesses and within the many catering establishments in the area, working up to a Management position. There is also the chance to work international on cruise liners, holiday resorts or in the forces.

Overview of the course: 

You will cover a mixture of theory and practical activities. The level 2 qualification is delivered in set theory sessions weekly, where you will complete knowledge statements which prove your understanding of the course. you will also learn about Health & Safety, the wider hospitality industry and how you can work towards your chosen job in hospitality; which in turn will help you to complete assignments within these areas. You will on a weekly basis complete practical work, working towards assessments and exam. Learners will prepare complex dishes for restaurant and exams.

Entry requirements: 

A Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery should be completed before you can be enrol onto the Level 2 qualification. A Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification should also be achieved. Learners under 19 years of age will need to complete functional skills or GCSE depending on qualifications already achieved.


Health & Safety, Food Hygiene, Vegetables, Poultry, Seafood, Cakes and biscuits, Pastry, Maths & English. Enrichment activities including, butchery work shops, visits to local businesses e.g. fishmongers, butchers and other local businesses which the students show interest in.

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed throughout the course, within assessments and exams. Then when you are ready you will have 2 synoptic exams to complete, which have 4 complex dishes within it. You will work towards these throughout the year.

Further study options after this course: 

You may progress to Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery or Level 3 Diploma in supervisory Skills.

Length of the course: 

1 year, full time.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


Fees for this course are: £3345.00

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 3 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.

If you do have a level 3 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years or over on the day your main course starts you may be able to take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for this course.

City & Guilds Group Bursaries
City & Guilds Group Bursaries are available to learners starting or completing a City & Guilds or ILM qualification, starting courses on or after 1st September 2017.

To qualify learners need to be able to
- Demonstrate genuine financial need that would otherwise prevent them from completing their chosen qualification
- Be over 19 years old
- Be a UK resident.

Bursaries range from £200 to £10,000 and can cover any costs that arise as a result of the learner undertaking a City & Guilds or ILM qualification.

This can include
- Course fees
- Travel Expenses
- Materials/ Tools/ Books
- Childcare
- *Living Costs

To apply, visit
Learners need to initially register online (this takes around 30 seconds). Once they have registered, they then get access to the full online application.

*Please note Living Costs are rarely supported and only considered in extreme circumstances.

Closing date - Monday, 12 June 2017, 10am

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (22 Jun 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

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