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Culinary Arts Management with Professional Placement FdA

University College Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Whether you want to be an executive head chef at a 5-star hotel, manage the kitchen of a high-profile restaurant or create new products as a development chef, UCB's Culinary Arts Management foundation degree course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need. Our acclaimed College of Food and Hospitality Management boasts incredible professional training kitchens and state-of-the-art facilities, as well as award-winning chef lecturers and excellent industry links. With a one year placement built into your course, you'll gain substantial working experience that will really open doors in the culinary arts industry, while you'll also have the option to continue studying for a full BA (Hons) degree.**Who’s the course for?**Our course is designed for anyone keen to enter a range of careers in the food industry, such as new product and menu development, catering or food service management.**Why should I study the course?**- **WORK PLACEMENT** – Boost your employment prospects through a one-year placement in the culinary arts industry, with opportunities around the world- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Put your training into practice with opportunities such as working at Michelin-starred restaurants (e.g. Simpsons, Carters of Moseley), supporting product development with major firms like Mars or working in our outstanding restaurants on campus- **COMPETITIONS** – Prove your abilities in a range of industry competitions – you could follow in the footsteps of our past winners at Nestle Professional Toque d’Or (five-time winners), Zest Quest Asia (two-time champions), BCF Young Chef of the Year and many more- **ENRICHMENT** – Enjoy a variety of visits and masterclasses by celebrated chefs and food industry experts**Great. Tell me some more**UCB has a vast array of industry contacts to provide you with a wealth of exciting opportunities during and after your course, including work experience at local Michelin-starred restaurants, expert masterclasses, guest lectures and the chance to work with major names in product development such as MARS. Our past students have completed placements at organisations such as the White Barn Inn and Spa (USA), Wickaninnish Inn (Canada), Claridge's (London), Une Table au Sud (France) and Ashford Castle (Ireland).You can also put yourself to the test in a range of culinary competitions, with our students recently scooping accolades in events such as the Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or, Culinary World Cup and International Young Chef Olympiad.In addition to our industry standard kitchens and fully-equipped food and beverage laboratories, our multi-million pound Food Science and Innovation Suite comprises two specialist kitchens, a bespoke sensory evaluation room, a pilot plant and science facilities.You will need to buy a uniform and specialist equipment for this course - UCB can help cover the costs for this through our Kick Start scheme.**What skills will I gain?**You will gain a wide range of first-class culinary skills, business skills and an extensive knowledge of management, along with a full year of industry experience.You will acquire a strategic perspective on the culinary arts industry, understanding how to manage change as well as innovate and develop new food concepts.The third year of the course also offers a range of optional modules which allow you to specialise in an area of the industry that interests you, including contemporary patisserie or events planning.**What about the future?** Our graduates have gone on to build very successful careers in a variety of sectors including fine dining, new product development and contract catering. Others have started their own business enterprises in areas such as specialist food production, consultancy and licensed reta

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CD

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.


University information

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University College Birmingham

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    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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