The Specialised Chef Scholarship is a prestigious 3 year Advanced Apprenticeship which offers you the opportunity to train in all aspects of professional cookery to the highest level. The Scholarship is arranged by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and is managed by The Bournemouth & Poole College.

You will be sponsored by individual hotels and restaurants where you will work during your training and you must be prepared to live and work away from home.  These are mostly, but not all, in London and include Claridge's Hotel, The Ritz, The Dorchester and Chewton Glen Hotel.

 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

After graduation, you will receive the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Diploma in Professional Cookery and as a Specialised Chef be able to work in prestigious hotels and restaurants throughout the world.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You must be 19 years of age or under when the course commences in September. You should have, GCSE English and Maths at grade 9-3 (A-D), plus four additional GCSEs at same level.

You must be prepared to train and live in London hotels and work in restaurants or country house hotels. Successful entry will depend upon interview and assessments.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
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* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

NB - If you leave after the first four weeks, you will be liable to pay the full fees for the remainder of the academic year.  You are also liable to repay any assisted funding you have recieved (This includes any uniform/travel assistance)

Associated Costs 

Please click here to download the current uniform list. 

There is a Top Up list for additional items in the future

Course content

Course Content 

The course includes:

  • Kitchen and Larder
  • Patisserie and confectionery
  • Health, Safety and hygiene
  • Food service through dealing with customers
  • Culinary and conversational French
  • Husbandry and food issues
  • Gastronomy

More info

Start Day/Time 

This course commences in September and is a block release course.

Duration 

3 Years

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

Level 3

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Sixth Form and Service Industries - Hospitality and Catering

More about the course 

To gain the Academy's Diplomas in Professional Cookery you will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard (Yr2)
  • Chef de Partie Apprenticeship Standard (Yr3)
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English - Level 2
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Food and Drink service
  • Culinary French

At College you will receive a weekly training allowance. Whilst working with your sponsor, your salary will be based on local rates of pay.

Applicants will need to demonstrate at interview that they possess the relevant personal qualities and are willing to work and learn.

The College/Employers will look for:

• A passion for food
• Good communication skills
• Good organisational skills
• Able to work under pressure
• Reliability and flexibility
• Ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative
 

 

Duration 

3 Years

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

Level 3

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds