BTEC Technical in Professional Cookery for Professional Chefs

  • Head of subject: Ms V Ray
  • Years taught: 12 to 13, Key stage 5
  • Qualification: BTEC Technical Level 3
  • QAN Code: 603/1208/7
  • Examining body: Pearson BTEC

What you will study

This qualification is for learners who want to progress further in a career in food production and catering, particularly in leadership roles, such as chef de partie. It is designed for post-16 learners as part of a wider study programme. It is an ideal qualification for learners intending to progress directly to employment within hospitality and catering services, or to more specialised training in different cuisines.

How will the course be assessed?

Learners are required to complete and achieve all the units included in this qualification.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Technical Level in Professional Cookery for Professional Chefs (Chef de Partie)

  • Exploring Gastronomy
  • Supervision of Safety in Hospitality
  • Leadership and Supervision in Hospitality
  • Sustainability in a Professional Kitchen
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Meat Dishes
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Vegetable and Vegetarian Dishes
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Poultry and Game Dishes
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Fish and Shellfish Dishes
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Producing Paste Products
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Producing Dough and Batter Products
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Biscuits, Cakes and Sponges
  • Advanced Skills and Techniques in Hot, Cold and Frozen Desserts
  • Chef de Partie Professional Cookery Operations

This qualification has 100% mandatory content and 35% external assessment.

What might you study after this?

Achieving this qualification will give learners an advantage when applying for a job in hospitality.

The types of jobs they will be ready for are:

  • Chef de partie
  • Specialist chef de partie
  • Sous chef
  • Assistant catering manager.

When studied as part of a full study programme, alongside other qualifications including maths or English, this qualification also gives learners a sound basis to progress to higher education.

Entry Requirements

There are no requirements to take the level 2 BTEC course. However, you WILL need a minimum of a level 2 BTEC  to qualify for the level 3.

Possible careers

The hospitality sector is the fourth largest industry in the UK, employing more than 2.9 million people, which makes it larger than other major industries such as financial services, manufacturing, construction, defence and public administration. The sector has created one-third of all new jobs for 16–24-year-olds. The hospitality sector continues to be a large employer and is experiencing significant growth, contributing £46.5 billion to the UK economy. In 2013, the sector contributed £43.2 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy, an increase of almost 7 per cent from 2012, representing 4.6 per cent of the country’s total GVA. This increase was driven largely by the growth in the restaurant industry. Therefore this course offers our students a fantastic opportunity to begin a career in hospitality.

For further information contact

Ms V Ray