Course Duration – 18 Months


The International Diploma in Culinary Arts is an accredited City and Guilds Diploma that span over 18 months. During this period you will be completing the City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking as well as the National Occupational Certificate Qualification. This course is intensive and comprehensive that not only covers classical French cuisine but contemporary techniques that will provide you with an edge in an ever changing culinary world.

National Occupational Certificate Qualification (NQF4)

  • Kitchen Fundamentals
  • The Art and Science of Cooking and Baking
  • Nutritional Studies, Dietetics, Environmental Awareness and Sustainability
  • Fundamentals of Flavour Dynamics and Flavour Construction

City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking

  • Safety at Work
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Cold Preparation
  • Braising and Stewing
  • Boiling, Poaching and Steaming
  • Roasting, Grilling and Baking
  • Introduction to basic Kitchen Procedures
  • Kitchen terminology

City and Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking

  • Safety at work
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Prepare food for Cold Preparation
  • Healthier Foods and Special Diets
  • Soups, Stocks and Sauces
  • Fish and Shellfish
  • Meat, Poultry and Offal
  • Vegetables, Fruits and Pulses
  • Rice, Grains, Farinaceous Products and Eggs
  • Hot and Cold Desserts
  • Bakery Products
  • Cost Operations, Costs and Menu Planning
  • Culinary Art Principles

  • National Occupational Certificate Qualification NQF4
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
  • City and Guilds Diploma In Food Preparation and Cooking
  • A.P.E Certificate of Completion
  • A.P.E Diploma of Completion