Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Advanced
31 August 2020TBCPaul Buckland

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


Candidates must complete 15 units in total, including the three mandatory units identified below, which will enable you to:

  • Establish and develop positive working relationships in hospitality
  • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food

Plus all of the following units:

  • Prepare fish for complex dishes
  • Prepare poultry for complex dishes
  • Cook and finish complex fish dishes
  • Cook and finish complex meat dishes
  • Cook and finish complex poultry dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex soups
  • Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones
  • Prepare and cook complex bread and dough products
  • Produce complex hot desserts
  • Produce complex cold desserts
  • Produce coatings, filling and sauces for complex desserts


You will be expected to work through the learning materials provided. It is important to set yourself targets to make sure that you progress steadily through the award. We recognise that you will have a lot of experience and the programme will help you reflect on your own practice.

Your assessor will support you by checking your progress with the learning materials and assessing your practice in the college kitchen.

You will have a portfolio of evidence which includes records of your observations, activities and supporting materials. Each unit is assessed by practical observations as well as the marking and mapping of written knowledge questions.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 3 learners Over the course of your Level 3 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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