Professional Cookery (7100)

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2014 Become a professional chef by completing these industry standard qualifications.  You'll gain a high standard of cookery skills from processes, such as roasting and frying to commodities, whilst also learning other workplace essentials like menu design.The Diploma in Professional Cookery is for anyone who works or wants to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector.  It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry.  It is also ideal for those chefs in industry who would like to continue or refresh their knowledge by undertaking topics within the qualification. Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • Food safety
  • Health and safety in catering
  • Healthier foods
  • Costs and menu planning
  • Preparing and cooking different foods.

These qualifications are usually assessed by your training centre using assignments, practical tasks, exams and/or online tests.

For these qualifications you will complete practical demonstrations/synoptic exams, assignments and take a multiple choice examination.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 1
You are new to the industry and want to gain a good basic understanding of catering work, enough to succeed in a job or move on to further study.

Level 2
You have some basic skills and experience as a chef, probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want to gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role.

Level 3
You've worked as a chef for some time - you have plenty of experience, and you may already supervise others or manage resources. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to work as a senior chef or restaurant manager.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Diploma in Professional Cookery can help you find a job as a:

  • Catering or restaurant manager
  • Chef/Restaurant Manager

After taking the Level 1 qualification you could move on to:

  • Level 2 Professional Cookery (7132)
  • Level 2 Professional Cookery (7100)
  • Level 2 Professional Patisserie and Confectionary (7120)

After taking the Level 2 qualification you could move on to:

  • Level 3 Professional Cookery (7133)
  • Level 3 Professional Cookery (7100)
  • Level 3 Professional Patisserie and Confectionary (7120)

If you want to continue studying after completing the Level 3 qualification you might be interested in management qualifications from the ILM.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

As a minimum, centres wishing to provide this qualification must have access to a well equipped industrial kitchen including:

Cooking facilities to enable full access to the qualification (for example ovens / ranges, grills, griddles and deep fat fryers), Worktop space (stainless steel workstations or tables), Washing facilities(hand washing, food preparation and washing up), Refrigerator space, and small and large equipment.

Centres will need to review the range of equipment requirements against each unit within the qualification. You may need to purchase additional equipment in order to offer the qualification.

Centres currently offering the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (7100-83) are automatically approved to offer Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) (7100-84).

Centres currently offering 7100-81 will be given automatic approval for the 7100-11.
Centres currently offering 7100-82 will be given automatic approval for the 7100-12.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 1

The Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery will suit you if you are new to the industry.

For a full list of units available, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Diploma in Professional Cookery can help you find a job as a:

  • Catering or restaurant manager
  • Chef

After taking the Level 1 qualification you could move on to:

  • Level 2 Professional Cookery (7132)
  • Level 2 Professional Cookery (7100)
  • Level 2 Professional Patisserie and Confectionary (7120)

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (7100-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery

  • Accreditation No: 601/0602/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 61 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 440 - 440 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (QCF) (7100-81)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014
Replacement qualification (7100-11)

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9308/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 62 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
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2015 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

The Level 2 Diploma will suit you if you have some basic skills and experience as a chef, probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want to gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Diploma in Professional Cookery can help you find a job as a:

  • Catering or restaurant manager
  • Chef

After taking the Level 2 qualification you could move on to:

  • Level 3 Professional Cookery (7133)
  • Level 3 Professional Cookery (7100)
  • Level 3 Professional Patisserie and Confectionary (7120)

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (7100-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

  • Accreditation No: 601/0717/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 66 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 438 - 438 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF) (7100-82)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014
Replacement qualification (7100-12)

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 500/8909/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 68 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 453 - 453 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.

This level is ideal if you've worked as a chef for some time - you have plenty of experience, and you may already supervise others or manage resources. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to work as a senior chef or restaurant manager.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Diploma in Professional Cookery can help you find a job as a:

  • Catering or restaurant manager
  • Chef.

After taking the Level 2 qualification you could move on to:

  • Level 3 Professional Cookery (7133)

 

If you want to continue studying after completing the Level 3 qualification you might be interested in management qualifications from the ILM.

Level 3 in Advanced Professional Cookery (QCF) (7100-83)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 500/8779/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 100 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 785 - 785 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) (QCF) (7100-84)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1985/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 74 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 555 - 555 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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