Professional Cookery: Level 1 City and Guilds Diploma

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Professional Cookery
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

Become a professional chef by completing these industry standard qualifications. Allow students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the hospitality and catering sector whilst also learning other workplace essentials like menu design. 

The Diploma in Professional Cookery is for anyone who wants to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector. It is perfect for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry.



Course Content 

During the course, students will study: food safety, health and safety in catering, healthier foods, costs and menu planning, and preparing and cooking foods for our many paying customers.

How will it be delivered?


As well as completing written assignments, students will be assessed in practical tests. Some will be a single dish while others will comprise of a number of dishes. The tutor will explain these between one and three weeks before the date of each test so that students have an adequate chance to prepare.

Entry requirements

Additional Course Entry Requirements

You will need to show competence in all areas of study, practical skills with flair and creativity are an added bonus. 

Your next steps...

Progression and career opportunities

The Diploma in Professional Cookery can :

  • commis working in a kitchen; progressing to CDP, Sous Chef & Head Chef
  • go on to university for food science, hotel management etc

After taking the Level 1 qualification you should move on to:

  • Level 2 Professional Cookery (7100)

After taking the Level 2 qualification you could move on to:

  • Level 3 Professional Cookery (7100; A level equivalent)