This unique course gives you the technical and practical skills required for a career in culinary arts whilst educating you about the industry and giving you valuable professional management skills. You will also develop intellectual critical thinking and problem solving, essential to a career in any sector. On this course, you will develop a range of kitchen and patisserie techniques as well as studying theoretical modules in areas such as food microbiology, diet and nutrition and gastronomy. You will also undertake a range of management modules to help you to develop the business and people skills needed to become a successful manager within the industry. You will be encouraged to undertake a four week work placement at the end of your first year. The placement will be undertaken in a well-recognised establishment, where you will be able to practise your technical and professional skills. This is a vocationally-focused course, suited to those seeking a career in the food industry. You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you’ve already studied, or to explore something new.