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Air & Defence with Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Hospitality and Catering

Level: 3

Start Date: 04 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 3

Who is it for

This course is for learners progressing from Level 2.

It is a professional chef advanced pathway, and a natural progression route for those who have completed a level 2 hospitality services or professional chef qualification previously.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

You will need to have achieved Level 2 Hospitality Services and will also need an up–to–date food safety certificate and relevant industrial knowledge and skills associated with health and safety in the workplace.

What is covered

The curriculum for the Air and Defence Career College is packed with enrichment activities ranging from expert guest speakers from our industry partners, to existing visits to RAF bases and industry workplaces, along with residential visits and adventure training.
You will undertake 30–hours of work–related activity linked closely to the Defence industry
You will participate in activities around Science, Technology, English and Maths (STEM) led by The Royal Society of Engineers
You will participate in general and trade RAF station visits
You will participate in a week–long residential visit developed by the RAF
You will participate in outdoor and adventurous activities, including high/low ropes activities; climbing and canoeing

For Hospitality & Catering you will cover food preparation and cooking at an advanced specialised craft and knowledge skills level. You will need to demonstrate competencies for all of the mandatory units that reflect food safety, health and safety, current relevant legislation and current industrial fashions with traditional background attributes.

It is a five day study programme, with three days within Hospitality and Catering and two days dedicated to ADC.

How is the course assessed

NVQ Assessments throughout the year to confirm craft, knowledge and performance across the pathway as competent.

Air and Defence College assessment will follow BRTC (basic recruit training course) attitude goal requirements at Grade A throughout your study. In addition you will prepare and sit the Airman Selection Test (AST) for entry in to the RAF should you wish to do so. You will also participate in the Industrial Cadet Award written assignment, presentations and practical tasks, alongside other personal development focused projects.

What can this course lead to

Progression routes after successfully completing the course L3 Diploma in Professional Cookery. Possible employment into RAF.

You can progress on to an advanced apprenticeship or a foundation degree within hospitality. The course is excellent preparation for employment in the hospitality and catering industry.

Are there any additional costs

You will need to purchase a uniform, along with your own selected additional craft skill utensils (to be discussed at your interview).

£85 for Air & Defence.

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