Professional Cookery (6100)

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016
First teaching of these qualifications is September 2016

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (450) qualification is for learners who are over 16 and wish to gain employment in the hospitality sector as a commis chef. A Level 2 qualification in catering is a valuable preparation for this qualification.

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionary) (450) qualification is for learners who are over 16 and wish to gain employment in the hospitality sector as a professional pastry chef. The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (450) is valuable preparation but is not necessary to complete before starting this course.

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen & Larder) (450) qualification is for learners who are over 16 and wish to gain employment in in the main section of a professional kitchen as a professional chef working with fish, meat, poultry and vegetables and have some previous experience of working with a wide range of commodities in the preparation, cooking and presentation of dishes.  This could be through previous industry experience, or through completion of a qualification such as the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (450).  

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (540) qualification is for learners who are over 16 and wish to gain employment in the hospitality sector as a professional chef responsible for developing and producing dishes and desserts and have some previous of experience of preparing and cooking a wide range of commodities.  This could be through previous industry experience, or through completion of a qualification such as the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (450).

First teaching of these qualifications is September 2017

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery (450) is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the Hospitality and Catering industry.  Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.

These qualifications are aimed at learners aged 16 – 18; 19+.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Careers Can This Lead To?

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Techniques covered include:
• boiling, poaching and steaming
• stewing and braising
• baking, roasting and grilling
• deep frying and shallow frying
• cold food preparation.

Learners will also cover:
• the structure of professional kitchens and the principles of working as a professional chef
• how knives, tools and equipment are used in professional kitchens
• how to work safely and hygienically.

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery could lead to employment opportunities as a Commis Chef with a variety of employers, such as:

• Restaurants
• Bistros
• Pubs
• Hotels
• Contract caterers.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery (450) (6100-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019
Coming Soon (July 2017 - Sept 2017)

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery (450)

  • Accreditation No: 603/0356/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 720 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery (450)

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 720 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (450) will help learners undertake advanced skills and techniques in producing dishes, enabling them to undertake roles within a kitchen, whether in kitchen & larder or the pastry section.

This qualification will have a particular focus on commodities.

The topics that you will undertake include:
• Legal and social responsibilities in the professional kitchen
• Financial control in the professional kitchen
• Stocks, soups and sauces
• Fruit and vegetables
• Meat and offal
• Poultry
• Fish and shellfish
• Farinaceous dishes
• Desserts and puddings
• Paste products
• Biscuits, cakes and sponges
• Fermented products
• Chocolate products

By undertaking Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionary) (450) learners will cover advanced skills and techniques in producing pastry products, for example centre piece decorative products or chocolate pieces to an advanced level.

The topics that will be undertaken include:
• The principles of food safety supervision for catering
• Supervisory skills in the professional kitchen
• Sustainability for the professional kitchen
• Exploring gastronomy
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing dough and batter products
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing petits fours
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing paste products
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing hot, cold and frozen desserts
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing cakes and sponges
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing display pieces and decorative items

The Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen & Larder) (450) will help learners undertake advanced skills and techniques in producing dishes, and will provide them with the skills needs to work in a kitchen in a variety of roles but specialising in the kitchen & larder side.

The topics that will be undertaken include:
• The principles of food safety supervision for catering
• Supervisory skills in the professional kitchen
• Sustainability for the professional kitchen
• Exploring gastronomy
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing vegetable and vegetarian dishes
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing meat and offal dishes
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing poultry and game dishes
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing fish and shellfish dishes

The Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (540) qualifications will help learners undertake advanced skills and techniques in producing dishes and pastry products, enabling learners to undertake roles within a kitchen whether in kitchen & larder or the pastry section.

The topics that will be undertaken include:
• The principles of food safety supervision for catering
• Exploring gastronomy
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing vegetable and vegetarian dishes
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing meat dishes
• Advanced skills and techniques in poultry and game dishes
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing fish and shellfish
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing paste products
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing hot, cold and frozen desserts
• Advanced skills and techniques in producing cakes and sponges

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

With the Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (450) irrespective of ability, learners will likely commence as a commis chef, but be promoted once they have shown the skills they have gained while undertaking this qualification.

The specific further roles learners enter depend upon the type of establishment, but typically one of these roles is likely:
• Commis Chef
• Demi Chef De Partie
• Pastry Chef

These roles could be undertaken in any one of the following establishments where learners can gain employment.
• Restaurants
Regional
Michelin *
High Street
• Hotels
Large chains
Rural
Boutique
• Café’s

With the Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionary) (450) specific roles will vary according to the type of establishment that learners work, but typically one of these roles are likely:
• Pastry Chef
• Chocolatier

These roles could be undertaken in any one of the following establishments where learners can gain employment.
• Restaurants
Regional
Michelin *
High Street
• Hotels
Large chains
Rural
Boutique
• Café’s

With the Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen & Larder) (450) irrespective of ability, learners will likely commence as a commis chef, but be promoted once they have shown the skills they have gained while undertaking this qualification.

The specific further roles learners enter depend upon the type of establishment, but typically one of these roles is likely:
• Commis Chef
• Demi Chef De Partie

These roles could be undertaken in any one of the following establishments where learners can gain employment.
• Restaurants
Regional
Michelin *
High Street
• Hotels
Large chains
Rural
Boutique
• Café’s

With the Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (540) irrespective of ability, learners will likely commence as a commis chef, but be promoted once they have shown the skills they have gained while undertaking this qualification.

The specific further roles learners enter depend upon the type of establishment, but typically one of these roles is likely:
• Commis Chef
• Demi Chef De Partie
• Pastry Chef

These roles could be undertaken in any one of the following establishments where learners can gain employment.
• Restaurants
Regional
Michelin *
High Street
• Hotels
Large chains
Rural
Boutique
• Café’s

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (450) (6100-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (450)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7497/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (540) (6100-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (540)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7462/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie and Confectionary) (450) (6100-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019
Coming Soon (Sept 2016 - Nov 2016)

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie and Confectionary) (450)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7498/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie and Confectionery) (450) (6100-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie and Confectionery) (450)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7498/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen and Larder) (450) (6100-33)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen and Larder) (450)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7499/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

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