Professional Cookery (6100)

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2021
The following qualifications will be closed from 1 August 2020:
601/7462/6  Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (540) (6100-31)
601/7498/5  Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie and Confectionery) (450) (6100-32)
601/7499/7  Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen and Larder) (450) (6100-33)


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 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.

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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 Dec 2023

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 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 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

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


Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery (450) (6100-30)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

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: 720 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 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 Jul 2020
Closed for registrations

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: 900 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 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 Jul 2020
Closed for registrations

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: 720 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 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 Jul 2020
Closed for registrations

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: 720 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 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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