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Diploma in Professional Cookery

This specialist course aims to enhance your professional chef skills to an advanced level, with a strong emphasis on modern standards of cookery. The course is very practical and explores a range of professional cookery practices from specialist bread making, patisserie, fish cookery through to butchery and modern plating techniques.

Sessions will be delivered in our state-of-the-art commercial kitchens which have all the latest technologies and equipment, by our professional chef lecturers who have specialist knowledge and passion for cookery.

Units covered in this programme include:
– Dough products
– Specialist hot and cold sauces
– Butchery
– Hot and cold desserts
– Advanced cakes
– Cookery techniques.

The course is very hands on and you will always be learning a new technique and skill.

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21/09/2021 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB169L
Level : Level 3
Duration : 1 Year

Cost : Total Fee £3345

North Devon campus Apply
20/09/2022 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB169L
Level : Level 3
Duration : 1 Year

Cost : * Total Fee £3348

North Devon campus Apply

Course details


The course is a continually assessed through a range of practical assessments covering a wide range of skills. You will also be expected to complete some short answer questions for each unit.


Upon successful completion of this course, you may wish to continue further study or move into full-time employment.

Facilities and resources

The course will be delivered in our new commercial standard kitchen. All ingredients for the products produced are included in the fee and you will have an opportunity to purchase your end product. All tasting of food is free!


Q: Will I need a uniform?

A: To ensure that our high standards of food safety are met we do request that all students have a set of chefs whites, a hat and kitchen shoes.

Q: Can I get some financial support?

A: Our Advice & Guidance Centre will be able to give you further information about our adult bursary scheme. You can contact them on 01271 852422

Apply for this course

Staring Date : 21/09/2021
Course Code : PTB169L North Devon campus Apply
Staring Date : 20/09/2022
Course Code : PTB169L North Devon campus Apply

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