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Overview

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery is the most up-to-date professional Level 3 qualification, which enables you to go on to study at University level. It will continue to develop the skills learnt at Level 2 and help you to learn and practice advanced skills and techniques in producing dishes to work in a professional kitchen. This level will prepare you to work towards becoming a senior chef de parté or sous chef. This level will teach you the skills needed to create your own signature dishes and to manage a budget.

Course description

This course will enable you to undertake various roles within a kitchen, whether this be in kitchen & larder or the pastry section. You will be working in our professional kitchen to service our restaurant, 'Karabunis', for a Thursday evening service. You will offer themed evenings and all the dates you will be expected to participate in will be given to you at the beginning of the course. You will be trained to produce food at a high level for fine dining. This level will also enable you to work in Michelin star restaurants cruise ships and hotels.

You will learn how to manage a kitchen budget, understand modern eating culture including sustainability, using local produce and understanding market trends and complex cooking techniques. You can take advantage of our purpose built kitchens at our Bournville campus and in addition you will be able to use the specialised equipment for example wok stations and tandoor ovens.

You will be able to continue with our excellent track record of success in competitions which adds to your portfolio when you apply for jobs. You will also be able to gain actual work experience in restaurants and food facilities along with guest chefs working alongside you in workshops to enhance your signature dishes.

What areas will I study?

This qualification will have a particular focus on commodities. The topics you will study include:

  • Legal and social responsibilities in the professional kitchen
  • Financial control in the professional kitchen
  • Stocks, soups and sauces
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat and offal
  • Poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Farinaceous dishes (A farinaceous dish refers to dishes made from pasta, noodles, rice, polenta or gnocchi.)
  • Desserts and puddings
  • Paste products
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Fermented products
  • Chocolate products
  • Recipe development

Student Comments

Bournville College catering student wins a medal in a prestigious competition Monday, 08 April 2019 A South & City student, 23 from Kings Norton came third in the prestigious Wing Yip Young Chef Competition 2019. The competition offers aspiring chefs between the ages of 18-25 years, the chance to showcase their culinary talent and develop their skills. Student competed against 14 other chefs from venues across the country, such as the House of Commons and The Belfry.

Student said, “Third place is great to be honest. It feels like a win to me, considering who I was up against.”

Our restaurant Karibunis is on Trip Adviser for being ‘the best kept secret in Birmingham’

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £3500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £3500.00 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.