City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Catering and Hospitality



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
02 September 2024


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Professional Cookery or equivalent qualification and experience.

In a nutshell

The City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery qualification aims to assess and train Chefs in complex or advanced food preparation and cooking skills. It is aimed at Chefs who have had experience within a working kitchen environment.

This course is for you if...

...Those who already hold a Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery along with an element of work experience.

What will I be doing?

The core units covered include:

  • The principles of food safety supervision for catering
  • Supervisory skills in the hospitality industry
  • Exploring Gastronomy

The advanced practical skills units include:

  • Producing vegetable and vegetarian dishes
  • Producing meat dishes
  • Poultry and game dishes
  • Produding fish and shellfish
  • Producing dough and batter products
  • Producing petits fours
  • Producing paste products
  • Producing hot, cold and frozen deserts
  • Producing cakes, biscuits and sponges

What is expected of me?

In order to enter the course, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery. Applicants with prior knowledge and experience will also be considered for this programme.

Work experience and employer involvement is a compulsory and important part of the qualification and you’ll be expected to undertake a weekly work placement during your course.

In addition, opportunities also exist for you to take part in 'In House' and national cookery competitions.

Employability skills form an important part of the course and you’ll be given the opportunity of working at functions outside of college where hospitality is required.

Guest speakers and master classes will also enhance your experience. You’ll be expected to work on evening functions, themed events and evening service, as well as to take on supervisory roles as part of your development.

What comes next?

Employment in a variety of culinary roles or into Higher Education through an Apprenticeship or university.

Additional information

The course will run over two days, including evenings, which will allow you to work in the industry alongside your studies.

You will be required to wear full chef whites and have your own knives for all practical sessions and attend Masterclass workshops to enhance your studies. These may be timetabled outside of the 2 day timetable.

Where can I study City & Guilds Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery Level 3?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 02 September 2024

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team