Is this course right for me?

Are you looking to develop advanced skills in professional cookery?

Whether you are coming from industry seeking an internationally recognised qualification or looking to make a natural progression from level 2, this vocational programme is an ideal way forward.

This course has been designed to develop your practical skills and enhance your knowledge while helping you gain an advanced professional qualification.

You will learn how to prepare, cook and present a variety of dishes using fish and shellfish, meat, poultry and game in addition to a broad range of vegetable dishes sauces and dressings.

You will investigate gastronomy and food culture, as well as developing your research and supervisory skills and finding out about the latest industry related regulations. As you develop your expertise and your confidence, you will be encouraged to take part in competitions at both national and international level.

Entry requirements:

  • Level 2 Diploma pass in a relevant subject
  • Attendance at an interview


  • Practical workshops
  • Theory sessions
  • Working in a realistic working environment
  • Virtual Learning Environment


  • Practical tasks
  • Assignments
  • Short answer written tests
  • Observation


Completion of this course gives you a range of options in education and employment. You will benefit from a new set of specialist skills and understandings, and will be able to excel in more advanced areas of cookery.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Culinary Arts
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management

If you progress directly into employment, you will have the option of working in a number of culinary roles, within the hospitality industry.

If you already have professional experience, the course adds to your employability and allows you to re-enter the industry with enhanced opportunities.