Grand Escoffier Diploma

Start Date: 13 September 2021
Duration: 6 Months
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+), International Students

About The Course

Our Grand Escoffier Diploma course has been carefully designed to provide you with some of the most sought-after and contemporary skills for industry. The programme is delivered by our expert chef lecturers at a ratio of 12:1 and runs twice in any one academic year, so you will have the choice of starting in either September or February.

Studying with one of the most renowned hospitality and culinary arts training schools in the UK will change the way you perceive food and develop the way you think about the concepts of agriculture, your understanding and appreciation of ethical sourcing, sustainability, provenance and seasonality. 

Each course starts with the Royal Society of Public Health Level 2 Food Safety Certificate. This is then followed by intensive kitchen based modules which will equip you with the practical skills you need to work in a top kitchen. You will spend approximately 24 hours per week in the training kitchens and will also benefit from relevant talks from reputable industry figures as well as field trips, which include visits to iconic food markets, breeders and a foraging trip.

This practical course requires you to be physically present in our training kitchen; therefore, we are unable to offer this in a blended learning model. We may need to postpone delivery where Government guidelines in relation to COVID-19 change, or where risks to our staff and students are assessed as having increased.

What Will I Study?

You will start the course with:

  • RSPH Level 2 - Introduction and Food Safety in Catering – Level 2 - 1 Week

You must then choose and complete at least three of the below modules:

  • Pasta, Rice & Seasonal Vegetables - 4 Weeks
  • Nose to Tail, Meat, Game & Poultry - 6 Weeks
  • Fish, Shellfish and Sustainability - 4 Weeks
  • Hot & Cold Traditional British Puddings, Desserts and Bakery Products - 4 Weeks


What Will I Need?

You will need: 

  • To have completed education at secondary school level or higher
  • IELTS overall score of 4.5 or equivalent (where English is not your first language)

International students will require an appropriate visa ('leave to remain permission') such as the Youth Mobility Scheme visa, or a visitor visa.

All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

What Will It Cost?

Tuition Fees


Additional Costs

Course textbooks are not included in the course fees. You should allow approximately £35.99 each for the two textbooks.


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