Course Detail

Further course information

This is an exclusive programme for aspiring young chefs and catering professionals to learn contemporary cooking and hospitality skills. Mentored award-winning chef with a Michelin background, and trained under prestigious chefs.

You will study on a full-time programme, combining practical work with related theory in food preparation and cooking. On successful completion of the programme, you will go on to a guaranteed apprenticeship in your chosen field.

High-quality employers have already been sourced to provide eventual apprenticeships. You will be matched to your eventual employer during your full-time programme and will work with them throughout.

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Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English or Maths.

On receipt of your initial application, you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the team to discuss the course and demonstrate your suitability for the programme.

Course Content

During the programme you will study both compulsory and optional units including:

• Maintaining a safe working environment
• Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
• Maintaining food safety
• Maintaining, handling and cleaning knives
• Preparation of meat and poultry
• Soups, stocks and sauces
• Vegetables
• Hot and cold deserts


You will be assessed within the Whites Chef Academy restaurant where you will build a portfolio of evidence practically; each unit will have an element of written underpinning knowledge questions which will be electronically completed as the programme progresses.

English and Maths qualifications are assessed through external examination.


Fees: £894.00


On completion of this course you will be able to apply for apprenticeships and full-time/part-time employment.

Additional Information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

You will be required to purchase a kitchen uniform and you will be advised of this and the cost at your admissions interview.

A kitchen uniform will be supplied for the duration of the course.

Duration and Times

Next course available: September 2nd, 2024
Days of week: To Be Discussed at Interview
Number of Weeks: 35

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