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What is the main (primary) purpose of this qualification?
To confirm competence in the occupational roles of Sous Chef or Chef
What job role will it help me enter?
It will provide you with the skills to work in the hospitality and catering sector, specifically in the roles of Sous Chef or Chef.
Aims of the course
This qualification comprises units that have been developed by People 1st in consultation with employers in the hospitality and catering sector. It is based on the skills elements of the professional cookery standards within the Hospitality and Catering National Occupational Standards.
The qualification provides you with the skills required to be competent in the roles of Sous Chef or Chef.
All three mandatory units and all 30 optional units have been developed for use within the hospitality and catering sector. 29 of the optional units specifically relate to professional cookery
Mandatory units: You will be assessed on the following areas:
Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment
Optional units: You will need to select units to the value of 39 credits from the following:
Prepare fish for complex dishes
Prepare meat for complex dishes
Prepare poultry for complex dishes
Cook and finish complex fish dishes
Cook and finish complex meat dishes
Cook and finish complex poultry dishes
Cook and finish complex vegetable dishes
Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces
Prepare, cook and finish dressings and cold sauces
Prepare, cook and finish complex soups
Prepare, cook and finish fresh pasta dishes
Prepare, finish and present canap?s and cocktail products
Direct observation of performance and underpinning knowledge covered by multiple choice testing.
Full time employment working as a chef or foundation Hospitality degree
Options to go to work as a chef or perhaps Hospitality Management Foundation Degree at University
What can I earn as a chef?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified chef or catering professional you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Chefs start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3 years' experience
Restaurant managers start on around £15,000 year and can earn £22,000 with 3 years' experience
If you're thinking this sounds like you, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our former students have gone on to work at some of the most famous restaurants and hotels in the world including The Ritz Hotel ? and with the right training and experience, there's no reason why you shouldn't follow them.
4 GCSEs A*-C / or 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above
Relevant industry experience to Level 2 or above
Classroom based delivery, Realistic work experience in The Phoenix Restaurant college Kitchen, 2 day work placement in the Catering industry.
Process for Application
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