Get your Advanced Professional Chef NVQ

Be professionally trained in the essentials of commercial cookery
and be prepared for a first career role in various kitchen environments.


Subject area:

Hospitality, Professional Cookery, Work Based Learning.


Full time.


1 year.


City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery;
RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering


The Advanced Professional Chef NVQ 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. ​

Your training will include:

Advanced Larder Skills

  • Prepare, cook and finish fish, meat and poultry for complex dishes.
  • Cook and finish complex vegetable dishes.
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces.
  • Prepare, finish and present canapés and cocktail products.
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough products.

Pastry & Food Safety Skills

  • Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones.
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex pastry products.
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.
  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment.

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Who Can

Are you a girl 18-24 that wants to develop advanced chef skills? Or are you already working in hospitality?

You might want to develop your knowledge and gain new skills, to move into a management role.
If so this programme will be perfect for you. Get your Advanced Professional Chef NVQ Level 3 Certificate

Requirements needed

  • You are an EU student or you have a European passport.
  • You have completed Level 2 NVQ Professional Cookery or you have been working in that position.
  • You have completed a two day try out at Lakefield.
  • You had a successful interview.


National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are a qualification in competency style.
This means that assessment will be by practical skills testing, observation and theory-based exams.


The total cost of the course is £1760.

You will be required to purchase chefs whites, knife set, and textbooks before the start of the course. Details will be sent out once you have been offered the place.

Financial help can be applied for through the College’s bursary fund once your application has been processed.

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    Progression route &
    Links with the industry

    After this course, you can progress your study to a University BA or go straight into employment. If you wish to enter the world of work, we will offer you career support, boost your CV and put you in contact with employers with whom we have built strong partnerships.

    After receiving your certificate in Advanced Professional Chef NVQ Level 3 progress to:

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    " My study programme developed around Hospitality Services Level 2. Now I'm working as hotel room service at the ​hotel of Ritz London!"