Hospitality and Catering - Level 3 (7133)

Last Updated: 08 Sep 2016
Are you an experienced professional chef ready to take your cooking skills to the next level?   These qualifications allow you to step up your cooking standards to a higher level or become a patisserie and confectionery specialist.
These qualifications suit people with plenty of experience in a professional kitchen or a Level 2 qualification in hospitality.

You might be currently employed as a chef, or studying in a college. You must be over 16 to take these qualifications.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

To gain an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.

These NVQs are assessed at work or in a simulated professional kitchen. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

If you choose the Diploma in Professional Cookery you'll develop vital skills in food safety and hygiene and teamwork as well as choosing from a range of practical options, anything from cooking shellfish dishes to developing menus.

If you choose the Food Preparation and Cooking specialism you'll cover a range of core units in preparing and cooking meat, vegetable, fish and poultry dishes, as well as choosing your own options.

If you choose the Patisserie and Confectionery specialism you'll focus mainly on sweets and desserts.

Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in a professional kitchen for some time, or have a Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications are ideal if you have a supervisory role in a kitchen - perhaps as a chef de partie or demi chef - and are aiming for a promotion.

If you take the Patisserie and Confectionery specialism, you might aim to become a pastry chef in your own section of the kitchen.

After taking this qualification you could increase your supervisory skills by taking:

  • Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles (7108)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (7250)

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You can deliver these qualifications in your centre or in the workplace.

To deliver an NVQ, you need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You'll also need to make sure learners can access a professional kitchen environment and suitable equipment, either in their workplace or in your centre.

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

You'll assess learners on a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work. This will include statements from assessors commenting on their practical ability.

There are no formal entry requirements, but learners should have related experience or qualifications.

Level 3

This level will suit you if you've worked in a professional kitchen for some time, or have a Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role.

There are three qualifications to choose from at Level 3:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking) (7133-01)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (7133-02)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Patisserie and Confectionery) (7133-03).

To achieve the full qualification you must achieve 17 credits from the mandatory units and also gain a minimum number of credits (29-39) from the optional units, which will depend on your area of specialism.

For full details of units and requirements, please refer to the qualification handbook in the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications are ideal if you have a supervisory role in a kitchen - perhaps as a chef de partie or demi chef - and are aiming for a promotion.

If you take the Patisserie and Confectionery specialism, you might aim to become a pastry chef in your own section of the kitchen.

After taking this qualification you could increase your supervisory skills by taking:

  • Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.

Level 3 NVQ in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking) (7133-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9520/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 56 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 423 - 428 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: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (7133-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

  • Accreditation No: 500/9439/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 56 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 437 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: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Patisserie and Confectionary) (7133-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2019

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Patisserie and Confectionary)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9438/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 46 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 354 - 354 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: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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