Important Entry Requirement & Application Update
College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020.
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 begin or enhance your career in the diverse catering and hospitality industries?
This course has been specially designed to further develop your culinary skills, whether you are an experienced chef or new to catering. It is ideal if you are progressing from a relevant Level 1 course, or from professional experience.
You will gain practical knowledge in a range of areas, learning to prepare, cook and present fish and shellfish, meat, poultry and game, vegetable dishes, sauces and dressings, patisserie, baked goods and desserts. You will also look at gastronomy and food culture, the latest health and safety procedures.
You will be able to enjoy the benefits of a full-time course, whilst gaining practical work skills in the College's excellent kitchen and restaurant facilities.
You will be expected to purchase kit, uniform and books, costing approximately £280 (subject to change). Help towards this cost may be available through grants.
In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:
- A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass, and a Grade D/E in English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication
- 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.
The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:
- Group work
- Classroom based learning
- Tutorial support
- Skill building sessions
- Virtual learning environment
- Practical sessions in a realistic working environment
- Practical work
- Short written tests
Completion of this course can lead to a number of options in education and employment. You could move directly into employment and apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace. You are encouraged to gain work experience during this course, and may be able to secure a full position when you finish.
Alternatively, you may choose to progress onto a Level 3 course, where you can specialise in either cookery or hospitality. You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:
- Professional Food and Beverage Service – Supervision Level 3
- Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3
- Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) Level 3