Warwick’s Chef School offers QCTO Occupational Chef Certificate
Warwick’s Chef School is an approved centre to offer the QCTO Occupational Chef Certificate which will run alongside the City & Guilds International program, allowing the learner to obtain an international qualification whilst completing this national qualification.
This qualification is registered on the South African Qualification Authority Framework with Qualification ID 101697. This qualification is at NQF Level 5 and has a minimum of 553 credits. Read More and download the july 2018 prospectus or go to our Enrolment page and sign up online, or download our Application Form 2018 (July).
What sets Warwick’s Chef School apart from the rest is that we have set our school up to simulate a real life hospitality environment. Students receive intensive individual training in our lab kitchen on a daily basis, and are also exposed to bulk catering and the pressures for real weddings, function & conference catering in our on-site restaurant and function venue, The Class Room Restaurant.
On-site restaurant and function venue, The Class Room, we thus do not operate with the usual Monday to Friday school schedule approach, but rather get the Students into the routine of training over weekends, as will be the norm when they are employed as chefs.
All function catering and training is done under the watchful eyes of our experienced instructors in all the Sections for the kitchen including larder, hot kitchen and the pastry section.
Three Year QCTO Occupational Chef Qualification
The QCTO Occupational Chef Certificate will run alongside the City & Guilds International program, allowing the learner to obtain an international qualification whilst completing this national qualification.
This qualification is registered on the South African Qualification Authority Framework with Qualification ID 101697. This qualification is at NQF Level 5 and has a minimum of 553 credits.
The course is designed with maximum integration to industry in mind – and includes daily theory and practical classes as well as industry related exposure.
In our three-year full-time programme, students receive intensive practical & theoretical training on a daily basis during the first year at the school with the focus on:
In the second year, students are placed in the industry for the first semester for a paid internship, exposing them to a variety of kitchens, head-chefs, management methods and food styles. This industry placement is coordinated by the school and will further equip students with the necessary knowledge and experience for them to make the correct decisions when choosing the right direction in this industry. Not only will you meet chefs in the industry, but you have a chance to impress them and be offered a job and career path. During their second semester of the second year, students continue with theory & practical classes at school and cover:
In the third year, students will be placed for a paid internship semester in the industry.
During the second semester, theory & practical classes will continue in the following subjects:
- Kitchen and Food Safety Supervision
- Operational & Food Cost control
- Food production
- Human resource management
This semester also focuses on preparation for the National Trade Test (Theory & Practical) that will take place over 2 days at an off-site examination centre at the end of the course. This course is specifically aimed at those who want to make a career as a chef in the hospitality industry. Classes also run over weekends and certain evenings.
The progress of students is continually monitored through tests and assessments throughout the course.
Qualifications (Nationally and Internationally Recognised):
- Occupational Certificate: Chef (Level 5)
- City & Guilds International Certificate in food preparation & cooking (8065-01)
- City & Guilds International Diploma in food preparation (Culinary Arts) (8065-02)
- City & Guilds International diploma in patisserie (8065-03)
1st Year R 75 000.00 and our Student Kit valued at R 7 850 on Special for R 5 850.00, save R2 000.00!
2nd Year R 53 000.00
3rd Year R 38 000.00
1 Year Warwick’s Chef School Diploma in Professional Cookery
(Short Cooking Course Cape Town, Hermanus)
In this one-year full-time programme, students receive intensive practical & theoretical training on a daily basis at the school with the focus on basic culinary fundamentals and skills.
This course is specifically aimed at those who have a keen interest in cooking and wish to learn more about
the science of cooking and basic kitchen operations.
1 Year Full-Time Diploma in Professional Cookery covers the following curriculum:
Practical Cookery in all the food groups including:
|– Cold Food Presentation||– Soups, stocks & sauces – Fish & Seafood|
|– Meat, poultry & offal||– Rice, grains & farinaceous products – Fruit & Vegetables|
|– Egg dishes||– Bakery products – Hot & Cold Desserts|
- Theory of catering in all the food groups
- Cooking Methods & Principals
- Hospitality Studies & Catering Operations
- French Terminology
- Menu Planning
- Kitchen Structure & Organization
- Kitchen Accounting
- Classical & Traditional Dishes
- Nutrition & Special Diets
- Food Safety
- Hygiene, Kitchen Safety & First Aid
On successful completion of the course, graduates receive a certificate of attendance for the Warwick’s Chef School Diploma in Professional Cookery.
Evidence will be collected during this course and students are able to migrate to the full 3-year Occupational Chef Qualification thereafter.
R 71 000.00 and our Student Kit valued at R 7 850.00 on Special for R5 850.00, save R2 000.00!
Fees are payable to Warwick’s to cover the costs of:
- Text / Reference books
- Knife set & bag
- Full Chef Uniform
- Files & Clipboard
- Printed Recipes
- Theory notes & manuals
Course fees are stipulated in the prospectus and can be settled over a 10 month period through our available payment plan.
A deposit of R 5 000.00 is required upon acceptance, to secure your place on the three year or one year culinary course.
Should you need assistance with a student loan, then you can contact FUNDI www.fundi.co.za, or Banks like ABSA and STANDARD BANK are also good alternatives for student loan applications.
What You Get:
Our full-time students receive:
- A high level of tutoring from our experienced lecturers, focusing on personal attention and motivation
- Comprehensive theoretical sessions and hands-on practical training
- Embroidered Chef Jackets with Warwick’s Chef School Logo
- Chef Trousers
- Chefs Toque
- Text/Reference book
- Files, Clipboard and Portfolio of Evidence
- Set of Victorinox Knives
- Knife Bag
- Cake Decorating box and tools
- Access to the school’s library
- All your ingredients for practical session and examinations
- Daily meal at the school
- Certification that will open doors to your future
- One year membership with the South African Chefs Association
What you need to Bring
- Lots of enthusiasm, an eager attitude to learn, and strong legs
- Closed, non-slip black shoes for the kitchen
- Stationary (pens/calculator /notebook or paper)
- Black trousers/skirt when working in the dining room for functions
How to Apply to Warwick’s Chef Training School
Warwick’s chef school has an intake for our full-time courses every January & July.
All applicants for the full-time courses are required to have a Matric Certificate or an equivalent thereof and must be very enthusiastic about becoming a chef.
Candidates with lesser qualification will, however, be considered, based on an entrance exam, interview and approval by the committee.
Applicants must be able to read & speak English, and also have a healthy positive attitude.
It is the responsibility of international students to be in possession of a valid student visa/study permit before starting the course.
The following must please be submitted together with your application form:
- A certified copy of your last school report/certificate
- A certified copy of your Identity document (copy of passport for international students)
- 3 Colour ID size photographs
- Motivational letter
- One written reference (not from a family member or personal friend)
- R150.00 application fee
Once you have submitted your application and all the necessary documents, your application will be processed.