NQ Professional Cookery (Level 4)
This practical cookery course will help you develop a wide range of skills including food preparation techniques and cookery processes such as weighing and measuring ingredients, calculating proportions, creating your dishes and evaluating your end product.
With guidance, you will learn how to plan and produce meals and present them appropriately while working in a safe and hygienic environment.
What will I learn?
- Cookery Skills, Techniques and Processes
- Cooker Processes an Introduction
- Organisational Skills for Cookery
- Producing a Meal
- Cake Decoration
- Craft Baking an Introduction
- Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry
- Food Preparation Techniques an Introduction
- Professional Development
Group Award in:
- Practical Cookery
Employer and industry links
You will complete Building Your Own Employability Skills unit, which will allow you to apply for suitable jobs. You will also practice interview skills and compile a CV.
Jobs and further study
- NQ Professional Cookery Level 5
- Jobs in the hospitality industry
Entry requirements (minimum)
- No formal qualifications are required for this course
- You must have an interest in the catering and hospitality industry
- An interview will be part of the selection process
- Proof of residency will be required.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.
Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
- If you meet the entry requirements or have qualifications pending, you will then be invited in for an interview
- Interviews will take place from February and may continue until the course starts in August
- When you attend the interview you must bring a copy of your qualifications and your reference/s
- The College’s admissions department will email you an electronic version of the reference form. Please print this and ask your referee to complete it before bringing it along to your interview along with a copy of your relevant proof of entry qualifications
- If you are unable to bring these documents to the interview you will be unable to be offered an unconditional offer.
At the interview, you will hear about the course and then you will have a short
one-to-one interview in private with a lecturer where you will get the chance to ask any questions you may have.
After you have attended your interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 1 – 2 weeks. The outcome would be one of the following:
- unconditional place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place
- conditional place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualification which you may not be able to provide us until August. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional
- waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date
- unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the Student Advice Centre to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding. This will normally be sent out within three weeks of you accepting the place.
You will also be sent details on an information day. This normally takes place in June and will give you the chance to meet other students on your course, get a tour of the college, meet some ex-students and get a chance to speak to people from industry.
You will then be sent out information about the induction date. This will take place in August 2–3 weeks prior to your course starting.