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professional Chef course level 3

Advanced Professional Chef Level 3

DATE: September 2018

DURATION: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

The professional Chef Course Level 3 is aimed at encouraging you to develop advanced chef skills in all areas of the kitchen, and establishing a base of knowledge in design and display, portion control and costing, new technology and new products. If you live outside London, the College offers accommodation and the possibility to work for a Catering Company in the meantime you are studying


These qualifications are aimed at learners interested in hospitality and catering. It is both for new entrants and also for those already working in hospitality and catering.

If the level is too advanced for you,  you can start with Professional Chef course level 2.

More about Professional Chef Course Level 3, NVQ

In order to do Level 3 you must have completed a Level 2 NVQ Professional Cookery first or be working in that position.

Prospective students must be employed or in training with the hospitality industry.

Completion of at least three days’ work experience at Lakefield.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Principles of Nutrition in Food Production
  • RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Morning 8:45am­12:20pm Practical Training Cookery

Afternoon: 1:00­5:30 Theory Classes

Mandatory Units in Professional Chef Course level 3 Total of 66 Credits

  • Develop productive working relationships with Colleagues – 9 Credits
  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment 4 Credits
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food 4 Credits
  • Prepare cook and finish fish for complex dishes 7 Credits
  • Prepare cook and finish meat for complex dishes 8 Credits
  • Prepare cook and finish poultry for complex dishes 8 Credits
  • Cook and finish complex vegetable dishes 4 Credits
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces 4 Credits
  • Prepare, finish and present canapés and cocktail products 4 Credits
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough products 4 Credits
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, sponges,biscuits and scones 5 Credits
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex pastry products 3 Credits
  • Employment rights & responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector 2
  • Credits

Immediate employment as a chef

The student will learn advanced specialist skills working with fish, meat and poultry. They will learn buffet and canape work and other complementary skills to support their future chef career.

  • One to one coaching with Professional Mentor
  • CPD sessions­ Continual Professional Development
  • Visiting hotels and Restaurants, Contract Caterers to gain insight
  • Teamwork, developing positive working relationships with others
  • Opportunity to enter national competitions in your field of work
  • Placement opportunities with famous chefs
  • On­line learning and testing programme

Selected students have the possibility of getting extra income by working for Netherhall’s Catering. These hours will be paid at the National Minimum Wage for the age group of the students.

Evening 6:30­ 8:00 Paid Work (optional)

Weekends. Paid Work (optional)


  • Personal Training

  • Real Work Experience

  • Small groups for class and study

  • Professional Coaching

  • High success rates in the job market

  • Excellent progression to University

Are you ready for this course?


My course (Professional Cookery) definitely provided me with the knowledge and fuelled my ambition to pursue a career in the Hospitality industry



"Help you to understand the value of teamwork



“The tutors, who excel in their field, were enthusiastic and passionate and this was highly motivating


Lakefield awards

2 Medals for ExcellenceCity & Guilds Best Student

The Craft Guild of Chefs

Cherry Grainger Award

Lion AwardCity & Guilds

Medal for ExcellenceCity & Guilds Best Student

PARENT AND DAUGHTER COOKING COURSE SPECIAL OFFER! Get the 4 classes for just £40 (Real cost: £345)