Higher Certificate in Professional Cookery

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Higher Certificate in Professional Cookery: Objectives

Fully Accredited – SAQA ID 101856

Semester 1 the focus is on  Kitchen Fundamentals – produce, processes and equipment which represent foundational knowledge for the aspiring chef.

Semester 2 the focus is on Hot & Cold Kitchen – developing a theoretical knowledge required to work with a variety of different menus in a commercial environment.

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As stated in the Overview, the Programme is essentially modular and can be used in different ways.

Below is a summary of what is involved if the student wishes to challenge the whole programme.

Higher Certificate in Professional Cookery SAQA ID 101856 (Year 1)

Semester 1 – Kitchen Fundamentals

Higher Certificate in Professional Cookery SAQA ID 101856 (Year 1)

Semester 2 – Hot & Cold Kitchen

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Higher certificates – applicants must have a National Senior Certificate – endorsed for Higher Certificate and with minimum grades for English (language of instruction) and Maths Literacy of 50%.

Preference will also be given to applicants with evidence of culinary experience (from school, part-time or vacation employment).

If the applicant’s Senior Certificate was received prior to 2008, or if they completed a different school leaving qualification, or if they completed their formal high school qualification at an international institution, a separate arbitration will be made by the Registrar based on this qualifications’ levels of parity with the APS system.

Application Process

Prospective students will be required to complete the application forms and medical certificate and return this to the campus with the following supporting documents: ID copy, Grade 11 results or National Senior Certificate if available, motivation letter and CV. After reviewing the application documents by the admission panel prospective students will be invited to complete an entry assessment and interview.

Applications are welcome from all qualified, interested students regardless of race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The School aims to conclude most of its registration work by November each year but recognizes that with matriculation results being published in early January there may be some last-minute activity.