About the course
This programme is designed to build on your culinary skills and discover the art of Chinese cooking. You will master classic Chinese culinary techniques through a blended mix of online tutorials and practical sessions in our authentic Lu Ban Chinese kitchen.
Topics covered will include;
The origin and development of Chinese food culture
How to prepare and cook Chinese cold dishes
How to prepare and cook Chinese hot dishes
History and skills for making Chinese pastries microbiology
History and skills required for Chinese dough modelling
What makes this course different from others ?
The Chinese culinary Arts (Lu Ban) Diploma Level 3 course is the world's first UK regulated qualification outside of China developed based on Chinese culinary skills standard written by the Tianjin School of Cuisine (TSC) with association of:
Chinese Cuisine Association
Tianjin Cuisine Association
Tianjin Municipal Education Commission
Tianjin Food Group
In conjunction with PAM Education, the language and course structure developed for western students, whilst maintaining the authenticity and expertise of Chinese fine cooking skills.
How Many Lessons are there?
There are two separate one hour lessons during the week (term time only) and you will need to practice for at least 10 hours per week in your own workplace kitchen.
What region is the cuisine related to?
The course aims to introduce Chinese cooking skills and knowledge that can be applied to all Chinese regional cuisines. You will receive a list of all the dishes that will prepared at the beginning of each term.
Are all lessons live?
Yes, you will log into each lesson and watch it in real time.
Do they feature any pre-recorded elements?
No, it’s all live. The lesson will be recorded so you can re-watch and help you to practise.
Can I ask questions throughout the lesson?
You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the lesson at appropriate pauses in the cooking demonstrations.
What if I think of questions after the lesson?
You can save your question until the next session or email it directly to the tutors. And they will address your question at the start of the next lesson.
Where does the course take place?
Whilst the course is facilitated at Crawley College, it can be attended by anyone in the UK as it is a web-based course. The assessments are carried out at Crawley College.
How will I be assessed?
During the course you will need to come to Crawley College on four separate visits for your five assessments. These dates will be advised when you receive your pre-course information.
Is this course in English?
Both English and Chinese languages are available in this course. English is the only language we’ll be using if students register with Crawley College. Chinese speaking students can register with PAM to complete the course online with the master chef support from Tianjin School of Cuisine. For this option contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long is the course?
It runs for three school terms. So if you start the course in September, the final date will be June of the following year. However, the course commences each term which means learners have the option to start in January, finish in December or start in April, finish in March of the following year.
What qualification will I achieve if I pass this course?
You will receive a Level 3 diploma qualification which is the equivalent of a UK A-Level. This qualification is approved by Qualifi (https://qualifi.net/) , regulated by Ofqual, and is recognised world-wide.
What are the facilities at Crawley College for this course?
This is a first of its kind purpose-built authentic Chinese kitchen within a UK College, with the equipment being from China, and supplied by Tianjin School of Cuisine.
Why is this course web based?
This course is delivered by a team of expert Chinese chefs and tutors. Students benefit from learning directly from culinary experts and the fact that it is web based means that your location in the UK will not impact your ability to take part.
Can I interact with other students and gain learning, advice and experience from them?
Yes, join the Chinese Culinary Arts Group Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/252460445366251/) for continued interaction and up-to-date information.
Why should I consider this course?
As well as receiving an internationally recognised UK Level 3 qualification (A-Level equivalent) on passing the course, it is specifically designed to elevate students to progress through the cooking roles of a Chinese or Asian kitchen. It will teach you the key skills in the art of Chinese cooking, and to develop a great understanding of flavours, ingredients, and methods of regional cuisines to achieve the highest standards in the preparation and cooking of authentic Chinese food. Further Chinese Culinary courses will be available with the option of progression to a vocational degree and MBA.