The ProfessionThe main task of the Cook is obviously to cook. In order to cook a Cook needs cutting techniques, cooking techniques and knowledge of commodities. A Cook can prepare dishes from a menu but can also prepare dishes for customers with special wishes. Besides cooking, a Cook knows how to work (cost) efficiently and knows how to manage the inventory.
Study load:1600 hours
Times:Morning | Afternoon | Evening
Age:From 16 years old | AdultsPrintable brochure
Level of professional practice
Responsibility:The Cook works under direct supervision of a manager and according to instruction and (time) planning he or she receives from the manager. The Cook is responsible for his or her own work. This work is regularly checked by the manager. Teamwork is a part of the Cooks work, and he or she can consult colleagues and notify a manager when necessary.
Complexity:The Cook works according to routines, standard procedures, and combinations of (standard) procedures. The tasks vary from basic to complex, depending on the problem, or the context of the problem being faced.
Skills you will learn
As a student in the Cook program, you will learn cutting techniques, cooking techniques, culinary math, social and other skills.
- A helpful attitude
- Affinity with cooking
- Result-oriented work attitude
- Oral and written command of English
- An analytical and conceptual intellect
- Ability to function in as a team member
Whether you want to become a cook / chef because you like to cook and create new dishes or whether you want to manage a kitchen, there are many gratifying opportunities for you. There are possibilities at all career levels, and you can generalize or specialize. You can work in a restaurant or a private home, you can work for someone else, or you can open your own business.
Course practical training
This program consist of classes in school and practical training in the workplace. A few days a week you will work at a company as a student employee. The practical training allows you to practice your skills and to learn all about the profession from professionals in real situations. This also means you will already have some work experience when you finish the program.
Level 1 schedule
|Year 1||Classes + Internship|
Level 1 info
Level of program:Level 1 Assistant.
Transitional options:NIPA is using the SBO module system in transitioning from one year to the next. This implies that grades obtained in the previous year will be carried over to the following year. Students can thus follow the modules from the following year even if they did not successfully complete modules from the previous year, which can be retaken.
In order for a student to obtain an SBO diploma, they would have to successfully complete all partial qualifications.
There is also an opportunity to achieve partial qualification certificates. In this system, the student is always rewarded, for achieving satisfactory grades.
Most SBO programs allow students to transition to higher levels depending of the structure of the program and if the program is being offered by the institute.
With a level 1 diploma, a graduate would be eligible to enter into a level 2 course.
AdmissionThere are no entry requirements to enter a level 1 course.
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