3 Year Culinary Course

The layout of the adjusted training programme is as follows:

The FFA Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking 2019
(Two intakes are available for this qualification; January and June)

Year 1

Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking.

Certificate in Food and Beverage Service.

Specified add-on subjects. (As seen below)

Six months mentorship, November – April

Year 2

Diploma in Food Preparation (Culinary Art).

Diploma in Food Preparation (Patisserie Art).

Specified add-on subjects. (As seen below)

Six months mentorship, November – April

Year 3

Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Supervision)

Learners to attend theory blocks at school followed by practical blocks in the industry.

Learners are continually assessed both on practical and theoretical levels during all courses.  At conclusion of each year the applicable City &Guilds international exams will be written. The National QCTO qualification assessment will take place continuously as well, and learners will be able to apply for the newly instituted Trade Test for Chefs at the end of the 3 year period.

The following add-on subjects are included:

● Cake Decorating and Sugar Work ● Chocolate Work and Patisserie ● Event Management ● Hospitality Financial Management
● Business and Social Etiquette ● Entrepreneurship ● Basic Xhosa ● Basic French
● Basic First Aid

The following short courses are included:
●Wine ● Brandy ● Whisky ● Port and Muscadel Appreciation

Fees Include:

All ingredients, three sets of uniforms, a basic knife set.  All add- on and short courses. Introduction to South African Wine, Food and Wine Pairing, Health and Safety, and Basic First Aid are also included in the fees.

Fees do not include:
Accommodation, transport, safety shoes, and personal toolbox and content. A list of basics will be supplied on registration. C&G dated exam fees and name registration is not included.  Once exam registration has been done students will be informed in writing of the costs involved. Dated exam fees must be paid before exams can be written.

Fee Structure:

First Year 2019:

R90,000. A deposit of R20,000 payable by January 2019.
Monthly payments as follows:
1st Payment February 2019 x R11,670
Balance of payments March to July 5 x R11,666
Total to be paid by July 2019.

Second Year:

R65,000
Deposit R20,000 payable by November 2019.
Balance over 6 months at R7500 per month.
Total to be paid by June 2020.

Third Year:

R45,000.  Deposit of R15,000 payable by November 2020.
Balance over 6 months at R5 000 per month.
Total to be paid by June 2021

Accreditations:

  • City & Guilds: (Registration no: 848354)
  • CATHSSETA: (Registration no: 613/P/000158/2009)
  • QCTO: (Registration no: SDP1228/18/00316)


Affiliations:

  • Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
  • South African Chefs Association.
  • Cape Wine Academy.
  • SKAL International