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In Short

14 month programme. Are you an experienced professional chef ready to take your cooking skills to the next level? With a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery you can improve your general cooking standards. Who are they for? This qualification suits people with plenty of experience in a professional kitchen or a Level 2 qualification in hospitality and is the first step into kitchen management.


Entry Requirements

A successful interview plus: •

  • five GCSEs at grade C or related vocational level 2 qualification •
  • level 1 English and maths •
  • good culinary and established knife skills •
  • previous experience of working in a busy restaurant environment •
  • ability to effectively process a high workload while ensuring quality and consistency •
  • good work ethic and commitment to continued learning •
  • need to demonstrate a professional approach and commitment to undertake duties expected of employees within the HIX Academy and wider industry.


Course Content

  • •NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery •
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles •
  • Level 2 functional skills in maths and English •
  • Employer rights and responsibilities


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in the work place and also at college.



Employment within the industry or a higher level qualification.



Students are expected to be equipped with basic safety clothing, footwear and basic tools. Specific details will be provided at interview. Please note: Individual students may purchase their own dishes at a minimum cost.



• If you are aged 16-18 as of 31st August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. • If you are over 19 as of 31st August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases, please contact us for full information. Rehabilitation of offenders: To help us look after students and assess risks, you will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions when you apply to do a course at Weymouth College. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for all. We welcome people with additional learning needs and/or disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds in all minority groups within the community, ensuring students receive fair treatment when studying at Weymouth College.

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