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Level 3

C&G L3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery


Do you have a passion for food and hospitality? Do you want to learn advanced skills and techniques? The course is structured to support and develop your confidence and skills within a professional kitchen. Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety and how to plan for the preparation, cooking and finishing of a variety of dishes. Learners will develop the knowledge, understanding and advanced skills and techniques to prepare, cook and finish dishes which include meat and offal, poultry and game, fish, canapés and vegetables. You will develop supervisory, organisational, time management and people skills and you learn how to work under pressure.

In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are highly valued by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed. It will allow you to expand your managerial and time management skills as you mentor lower-level learners within Spires. You will be encouraged to enhance and evolve your creativity in food and presentation.

This course will provide opportunities to solve common and unusual problems in professional culinary environments and establishments. We will include entrepreneurship in food businesses.


Learners who have completed Level 2 in hospitality and culinary skills and food safety. Also have English and maths GCSE at grade 4 or above.

You’ve worked as a chef for some time – you have plenty of experience, and you may already supervise others or manage resources. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to work as a senior chef or restaurant manager.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


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