Do I need any previous experience? Is my age an issue?
There are no formal entry requirements for Level 2 Award, providing the establishment is confident that you are likely to successfully pass the programme of study.

For Level 3 Certificate, you must have completed the Level 2 or equivalent. Equally for the Level 3 Diploma the Award and Certificate must first be completed to gain entry.

I already have industry experience…Is this the right course for me?
We would recommend a minimum of our Level 3 Diploma.

I’m considering a career change…Is this the right course for me?
We would recommend a minimum of our Level 3 Certificate.

I’m on a gap year and planning to go to university…Is this the right course for me?
We would recommend a minimum of our Level 2 Award.

How will I be assessed?
After sufficient training, students are required to recreate dishes under exam conditions in a real life kitchen environment to demonstrate knowledge and skills. All units must be passed to achieve the qualifications. The CTH exams are externally written, internally assessed and externally moderated by a member of the CTH examining team.

Courses are almost entirely practical – there is no theory lessons or exams.

What are my career prospects once I’ve completed this course?
There is an increasing demand for qualified and talented professionals, across many areas of the industry. Our qualifications are Internationally recognised and possible career avenues are outlined in our brochure – please request one!

Is there any support for finding a job afterwards?
Yes, WhitePepper The Agency uniquely provides career support for up to 3 years post graduation. This includes optional 1-2-1 careers meetings to help crystallise career choices and establish a path.

How quickly can I find employment?
Many graduates move straight into new jobs, having secured them during their time with us.  We don’t guarantee jobs for our students but proactive students have access to our ‘industry network’ and receive job specific references from WhitePepper.

Is there any support for setting up a food business after the course?
We run a highly recommended Food Business Start-up Course, details can be found in the dropdown menu below Chef Academy.