City & Guilds-Accredited Culinary Training

Benefits of City & Guilds Accreditation in Culinary Training

All the professional full-time diploma courses at South Africa’s Prue Leith Chefs Academy in Culinary Arts & Wine are City & Guilds-accredited, as are the 2-part time diploma courses – the Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts, and the Diploma in Patisserie.

Each of these latter courses is of longer duration (18 months) than some of the full-time programmes, because of the comprehensive curricula and the complexity of the course content. As indicated in their titles, both also culminate in the award of a diploma upon successful conclusion and, of course, a City & Guilds accreditation to the graduate.

Real Value and Benefits of Accreditation

Because our culinary school is City & Guilds-accredited, it follows that our professional graduates are similarly accredited, but what is the value of graduates being City & Guilds-accredited, and how does it benefit them?

City & Guilds accreditation isn’t lightly awarded to a chefs’ training facility, or its trainees or students. Accreditation must be earned. Such accreditation indicates that both meet the strict professional requirements and standards required by this eminent international body.

Moreover, City & Guilds-accredited culinary graduates are empowered to take up employment anywhere internationally and this accreditation serves our South African Prue Leith academy and our graduates exceptionally well.

Consider the following in terms of the value of City & Guilds accreditation:

  • Recognition by and support of employers, among whom is included various names of large, well-known multinational organisations and, of even greater significance, Michelin-starred restaurants.
  • Associations with a host of British and international culinary bodies that include the World Association of Chefs, the Craft Guild of Chefs, and the Academy of Culinary Arts, among others.

City & Guilds qualifications that apply to Prue Leith’s graduates are either IVQ (International Vocational Qualification) diplomas and/or certificates, at varying levels. When undertaking your culinary training in South Africa at Prue Leith, your career’s foundation and future success begins with us but, coupled with our own accredited qualifications and those awarded by City & Guilds, the world of culinary art belongs to you.