Prue Leith Chefs Academy is proud to announce that we will be offering the new national three-year qualification for chefs from January 2017 alongside the City & Guilds Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications. (This course can also be combined with the Prue Leith ALMA Joint Programme)
The course is designed according to the tried and tested recipe of our Grande Diploma course, with advanced subjects and extended external practical’s included to ensure that we produce well rounded, passionate and creative chefs with strong management skills.
Foundational skills and product knowledge:
Exam: City & Guilds Certificate, Food Safety Theory & Practical Exam
Advanced culinary subjects & Prue Leith Restaurant training
Students continue lectures on Tuesdays, but get their first taste of the industry by working in all sections of the Academy’s fine dining restaurant, Prue Leith Restaurant from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
Exam: City & Guilds Diploma Theory & Practical Exam
6 Month External Practical in Industry
(Practical placement of 6 months during which students have to complete a Portfolio of Evidence)
6 Month Practical
(At a different style of establishment to the first semester practical. Students will be completing a second Portfolio of Evidence (POE)
Management and Advanced Culinary Subjects. Students can Choose between General Cuisine Studies or Pastry Specialisation.
Kitchen Management Subjects
Cuisine Studies Subjects
Exam: Business project submission (Thesis, style), City & Guilds Advanced Diploma Theory & Practical Exam
Trade Test Preparation
Prior to this semester training gaps for individual students will be identified and training adapted accordingly. This semester should be regarded as a “bridging course”.
The semester will focus on theory and practical exercises and classes to address training gaps and include practical shifts in the Prue Leith Restaurant.
Exam: National Trade Test: Theory & Practical (2 days) – Off-site exam center.
* Lectures are not necessarily delivered in the order of modules but in the most productive manner.