Professional Cookery Level 3

Start Date
Course Course
Catering & Hospitality
City Campus

About this Course

This course leads you through all aspects of advanced kitchen, larder, production and patisserie work. It will allow you to develop a broad range of practical culinary skills that will equip you for the rigours of the modern kitchen environment. An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and is passionate about gastronomy.

Key Units

Key Areas of Study

You will cover the preparation, cooking and finishing of:
  • Soups and sauces
  • Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Pastry
  • Hot and cold desserts

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 Catering qualification
  • Functional Skills at a minimum of Level 1
  • If you are a mature student without the entry qualifications, we will consider your application and invite you in for an interview.


  • Practical Assessment
  • Exams

Where does this Lead

Following this course you may wish to undertake a further qualification in order to specialise in a particular area e.g. Patisserie

This course is an excellent way to prepare yourself for employment within the catering industry, and many students find work in professional kitchens.

Tell Me More

Why study this course at The Sheffield College? 
The college has a vibrant atmosphere and the catering department has an international and national reputation for excellence. The facilities in the department are exceptional with bespoke, cutting edge kitchens that are the envy of the industry. You will become part of a highly disciplined and enthusiastic department which ensures students reach their full potential. This course is delivered by Masterchefs of Great Britain.

What else will I gain? 
You may have the opportunity to dine at a Michelin star restaurant. You are encouraged to enter national and international competitions and are mentored throughout the process by any one of our Master Chefs of Great Britain who teach in the department.

Extra Costs

You are required to purchase some specialist equipment before the start of the course (such as uniforms), the approximate cost of which is £110. The College will give you more information on this before you start your course.

Students in financial hardship may be eligible to apply to the Learner Support Fund for assistance with course related expenses. 

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