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Hospitality and Catering

Air & Defence with Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3

  • Course Type: Air and Defence College

What can this course lead to?

The course is excellent preparation for employment in the hospitality and catering industry.

After successfully completing the Level 3 Diploma in Professional course you will be able to progress to possible employment in the RAF.You will also be able to progress on to an advanced apprenticeship or a foundation degree within hospitality.

Who is it for?

This course is for learners progressing from Level 2 following the Professional Chef pathway. The course is a natural progression route for those who have already completed the Level 2 Hospitality Services or Professional Cookery qualifications previously.

What is covered?

Alongside your course at the Air and Defence Career College you'll be involved with enrichment activities ranging from expert guest speakers from our industry partners, to existing visits to RAF bases and industry workplaces, along with residential visits and adventure training.

  • 30-hours of work-related activity linked closely to the Defence industry
  • Participate in activities around Science, Technology, English and Maths (STEM) led by The Royal Society of Engineers
  • Participate in general and trade RAF station visits
  • Participate in a week-long residential visit developed by the RAF
  • Participate in outdoor and adventurous activities, including high/low ropes activities; climbing and canoeing

For Hospitality & Catering you will cover food preparation and cooking at an advanced, specialised craft and knowledge skills level. You will need to demonstrate:

  • Competency for all of the mandatory units that reflect food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Current relevant legislation
  • Current industrial fashions with traditional background attributes.

During the course you'll attend college 5 days per week. With 3 days within Hosptiality and Catering and 2 days dedicated to the Air and Defence College.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Level 2 Hospitality Services and an up-to-date food safety certificate. You will also be required to have English and maths at grades 4/C or above and have relevent industrial knowledge and skills associated with health and safety in the workplace.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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