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Food Studies - Professional Cookery

      Food Studies at Sixth Form, September 2019

      This is your way into independent life and this is a new phase in your life. You're going to do this for the rest of your life; so it’s great to learn to cook.”

      “She is gaining a set of skills, which will last for life – whatever she does in the future, cooking and a love of good food will play a major part.”

      “I really enjoyed it. The length of the course is perfect and the workload isn’t too much with my A Level subjects!”

      We offer our Sixth Form pupils a chance to boost their qualifications with a Level 3 Extended Certificate in Professional Cookery’, from September 2019, as an extra-curricular opportunity.


      • 2-year course beginning in Year 12 (5 terms)
      • Develops confidence, creativity and maturity
      • Enhances employability for weekend, summer and gap year jobs
      • Improves time management, organisation and team-work skills
      • Professional level Food Hygiene Certificate, beneficial for summer or gap year employability
      • Level 3 Extended Certificate in Professional Cookery accredited by CTH, equivalent to AS/A Level
      • Gives knowledge and confidence to those about to embark on independent living


      • Weekly 3-hour practical session (which will run after the school day)
      • Weekly theory session (for those choosing the extended certificate)


      • Continuous assessment through practical exam schedule
      • Coursework focusing on menu planning, writing time-plans and informal tests
      Anyone wishing to take up the course, or for more information, contact Head of Food Studies Laura Gardener via email at
      Food Studies - Professional Cookery