Catering & Hospitality | Diploma in Professional Cookery | Level 3

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0259-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Learn advanced skills and techniques for the fine dining restaurant, including preparing and constructing complex dishes, as well as canap├ęs and cocktails.

This course is mainly practical, working within our production and training kitchens.You will have input on designing menus and the units you wish to take to achieve the qualification. Working with experienced chef lecturers, the course is aimed at extending you to achieve your full potential, creating diverse and interesting dishes. You are encouraged to work in local hospitality kitchens and, if you wish, you can become a programme-led apprentice.

Our popular fine dining restaurant, coffee shop and industrial kitchens provide an ideal environment to learn the skills needed for a career in the catering and hospitality industry. You will also have the opportunity to enter regional cookery competitions, cater for community events and work with celebrity chefs.

  • Professional standard kitchens
  • Industry-experienced tutors
  • Opportunities to work with celebrity chefs
  • Visits to hotels and restaurants


Course content

Topics include:

  • Exploring gastronomy and advanced techniques
  • Developing recipes and designing menus
  • Regional competitions

Entry requirements

To join this course, you must have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or have significant industry experience.

GCSE English and maths are also required.

Your next steps...

Further study and careers

Further study

After Level 3, you may wish to continue your studies, start an apprenticeship or seek employment.

Future careers

  • Chef de partie
  • Sous chef
  • Head chef
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant manager
  • Bartender
  • Front-of-house