City & Guilds Professional Cookery Level Three

This practical course is designed for chefs looking to develop their specialist skills. Students will improve their skills in preparing, cooking and finishing a wide range of fish, meat, poultry and vegetable dishes. Study will take place in industry standard working environments.

This qualification suits people progressing from a Level 2 Professional Cookery course (or equivalent) or with relevant industry experience.

  • Prepare fish for complex dishes
  • Prepare meat for complex dishes
  • Prepare vegetables for complex dishes
  • Cook and finish complex vegetable dishes
  • Cook and finish complex fish dishes
  • Cook and finish complex meat dishes
  • Cook and finish complex poultry dishes

  • Professional chef at supervisory level

  • HNC Professional Cookery


  • City and Guilds Level 2 Professional Cookery (or equivalent)  
  • You must be 16 within 2 months of the course start date, due to awarding body age limitations.

Plus one of the following:

  • Two National 4 qualifications (or equivalent)
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications may be considered

Additional requirements:

  • Successful interview

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Stirling Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 6