Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020.

Interviews

Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time.

Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.

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:

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

You will also require an attendance level of 86% in your previous year of study.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Delivery:

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

Assessment:

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

Progression:

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.