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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**This practical foundation degree will develop and refine your culinary skills under the tuition and guidance of our expert chef lecturers. The course has been designed with industry partners to aid employability, promotion prospects and culinary creativity. **Who’s the course for?**This foundation degree will appeal to chefs qualified to Level 3 and those with relevant industry experience. You will gain the practical skills and industry insights required to move into senior positions in high quality restaurants (of AA rosette and Michelin Guide standard) including the pub sector, contract catering and hotel sector.**Why should I study the course?**- **WORK PLACEMENT** – Gain invaluable industry experience on placements, with our past students having worked at Michelin-starred restaurants and top establishments in locations around the globe- **ENRICHMENT** – Engage with the industry through a range of activities including guest lectures and demonstrations, masterclasses and visits, as well as further employment opportunities- **EXPERT TUITION** – Learn from some of the best chefs and food professionals in the business while studying in our state-of-the-art kitchen facilities on campus**Great. Tell me some more**Our professional training kitchens are used by the likes of Michel Roux Jr. to find his yearly scholar, plus there is our award-winning fine dining restaurant to perfect your real-life skills, a Food Science and Innovation Suite for cutting-edge research and experienced chef lecturers to teach, support and guide you.The knowledge and skills you develop will be linked to best practice with an emphasis on the use of seasonal produce and food sustainability.The College of Food and Hospitality Management has superb industry links that will enable you to gain valuable insights into the culinary sector at this level, allowing you to forge connections and contacts that may influence your career. As part of this, there are diverse work experience opportunities at Michelin-starred restaurants and you will benefit from masterclasses with renowned experts. There is a cost of about £250-300 for uniform and specialist equipment. However, eligible students can get £300 a year to cover this via our Kick-Start scheme. **What skills will I gain?**You will develop your professional attributes to become a highly-skilled and employable chef capable of thriving in top kitchens and producing a high standard of cooking.You will focus on classic techniques and learn how these approaches have been refined and complemented by contemporary practice. Teaching is supplemented with lectures, demonstrations, masterclasses and visits.Transferable skills, allowing you to move from one kitchen style to another, is a key focus and is linked to developments in food science and technology.You will also have opportunities to compete in the biggest and best competitions for young chefs, mentored and guided by experienced lecturers. This will not only test your skills, but your ability to work under pressure.**What about the future?**The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of areas in professional cookery including new product development and the health sector. You can also continue your education to postgraduate level. In addition to professional cookery, you will be able to pursue a career in:- Food innovation- Culinary development- Food and diet research

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 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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UCAS Points : 56

A relevant level 3 qualification in Chef Catering, Professional Chef/Cookery or Food Preparation and Cooking (NVQ, VRQ, VTCT etc.)


University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    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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