With demand for well qualified chefs and hospitality managers running at an all-time high, the FdA Professional Culinary Arts from University of Derby gives you a strong foothold on the career ladder. In just two years, it equips you with high-level technical skills, in-depth product knowledge and the right professional outlook for success.
Work-based learning to the fore
Practical hands-on experience is central to this foundation degree, which is designed in close collaboration with employers. You will undertake structured work-based learning and integrated work placements to help you apply the theory to real-world scenarios.
Experiencing both the food service and the food production sides of culinary operations, you will also develop invaluable skills in areas such as customer relations, problem-solving, team-working, communication, critical thinking, supervision and leadership.
At the end of the two years, you can choose to leave with a well-respected FdA qualification or – if you have a minimum of a merit profile – can progress to the final stage of our BA (Hons) Professional Culinary Arts.
To complete the FdA Professional Culinary Arts, you'll study modules such as:Stage one
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