Professional Culinary & Chef Training Courses

Full time & Part time Culinary Courses

Becoming a top chef takes ambition, dedication, passion and skills. At New Wave, you will have the opportunity to develop your dream career in the culinary arts sector under our Chef lecturers and instructors. Our lecturers contribute their experience and knowledge gained in both the hospitality and education industries.

With our Culinary & Chef training courses, you will attend class based lectures and will be involved in practical cooking sessions where you will apply the skills and techniques you learned during class sessions.

Culinary and Chef Training Courses

Our Professional Culinary and Chef Training Courses are prestigious training programmes designed to launch your career as a professional chef of the highest calibre, ready to meet the demands of today’s employers. You will be awarded one of the most renowned qualifications in your chosen career. Hospitality and culinary employers across the world recognise our diplomas. Our Culinary and Chef Training Courses have been developed with support from the industry and with the industry standard in mind.
For more about our Professional Culinary and Chef Courses and study modes we are currently offering see the following:
Professional Culinary Diploma

Professional Culinary Diploma


This diploma launches your career in the industry and helps you to maintain your reputation within it. You will be trained in the essential core skills, along with the required business knowledge that will make you attractive to potential employers.

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Food Safety Level 2 Award

Food Safety Level 2 Award


This course is aimed to teach about the importance of food hygiene and safety, personal and legal responsibilities, food safe temperatures and storage and How food becomes contaminated.

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Ship’s Cook Certificate Assessment Course

Ship’s Cook Certificate Assessment


This course is ideally suited to experienced chefs who are already working on-board a vessel and need to update their certification. The Ship’s Cook Certificate Assessment verifies that a candidate has been assessed by an accredited organisation.

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Interest Free Finance Option

Start a career paying up to £32,000 per year

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Professional Culinary & Chef Training Courses

The culinary industry in the UK is enjoying a resurgence, with more and more employers seeking qualified, talent chefs. The current skills shortage means that the diploma will give afford you great opportunities in employment.

Our Culinary and Chef training courses are a renowned qualification aimed at launching your career within the industry, ensuring that you’re not only able to demonstrate your skills at the highest standard, but also meet the demands of the modern employer.

Our Culinary and Chef training courses are the perfect education for anyone whose goal is to gain employment in catering or hospitality. It is also the perfect choice for chefs already working in the industry to refresh their learning.

You need these required industry standard qualifications if you wish to be employed as a professional chef. You will achieve high standards of kitchen skills, such as frying and roasting, whilst also being trained in such workplace-based activities as designing menus.

Professional Culinary & Chef Training Courses

Benefits of Training With New Wave School

Increase earning potential

Easy Course Funding Options

Career Advice & Job Opportunities

Culinary and Chef training courses

Loans & Funding Options

Don’t let the financial hurdles get in your way, we have choice of funding options to pay off for your training.

Funding Options for Culinary & Chef training courses

Jobs & Apprenticeships

We help our students to take next step towards their career by sourcing career opportunities and providing job links.

Culinary Chef Jobs

Where Culinary & Chef Training Courses Would Take Me?

The employment scene within the culinary industry is a varied one. Professional Chefs can rise to such prominent positions as chefs/managers and supervisors in the kitchen. Numerous management positions across the industry are held by professional chefs.

Most people employed in a culinary are employed in a restaurant or other dining venues. Schools and healthcare facilities also hire cooks. Some people are employed in private homes.

There are numerous advantages to attend our Culinary & Chef training courses, but one of the biggest is the salary. There are other great perks, too. If you manage to land a role as a professional chef for business executives, for example, or a celebrity, then your recipes may just make you famous.

You could even write your own cookery book, host your own cooking blog, or even launch a line of chef uniforms, hats, or cookware. Running your own business is another option.

An Overview of the Culinary and Hospitality Industry

There is no better time to be be trained for the culinary industry. Chefs and restaurateurs throughout the UK, from gastro pubs to Michelin stared restaurants, say that there are not enough working chefs to meet demand.

Culinary & Chef training course graduates are not limited to working in commercial kitchens; there are other related careers from which they can choose, such as product development, writing, and food styling.

Career as a professional chef is dynamic, exciting, and at times, prestigious. With the recent breakthrough of media cooking personalities, a career in the culinary arts has become more popular than ever.

Ultimately, however, your success in a culinary career is dependent upon your technical skills and academic standing. New Wave Training School ensures that you achieve both of these before you enter the culinary industry.

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Jobs paying up to £32k! Finance your training at 0% interest
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19+ Advanced Learner Loan


If you are 19 or over, normally resident in England on the first day of your course, and have been living in the UK for at least the last three years, it’s highly likely you will be eligible for financial support to complete our Culinary & Chef training courses.

The government-backed Advanced Learner Loan scheme helps you build on your skills and fund the full cost of your Culinary & Chef Training Course with a loan of up to £2882. There are no credit checks and applications are not dependent on your household income. Plus you do not have to repay your loan until the April following completion of your learning aim and until you’re earning over £21,000 per year or more. Even if your current earnings are above this threshold, you don’t need to make any repayments until the April following your course.

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Apprenticeship Scheme


Are you looking for a job? Keen to earn while you train? Then an apprenticeship is right for you. We have hundreds of vacancies available in many different industries, so start your new career with Lifetime today!

The way apprenticeships are funded and delivered in England is changing. If your annual pay bill is over £3 million then, from April 6th 2017 you will pay 0.5% to a new government ‘apprenticeship levy’. You can utilise your levy on apprenticeship training programmes which we align to your key business objectives.
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Frequently Asked Questions

For our professional Culinary & Chef Training Courses, we have numerous payment methods available, including an interest free instalment plan. Our Career Advisers are always available to go through the options with you and help you to decide which option is best for you. We advise that you discuss your circumstances with one of our Career Advisers who will explain your options to you in full detail.

New Wave has provided a number of convenient and flexible ways for you to pay for your chosen course. If you are interested in enrolling on to the Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training course, you can pay in full at the point of enrolment. You can also secure your place onto the course by paying a 10% deposit at the point of enrolment, and paying the final balance 28 days before the course date.

There are several options to choose to fund your course. You may personally fund the course, paying by cheque, credit card or cash. Alternatively there are Government funded or personal finance options available. There is also a range of specialist industry related schemes for those leaving the armed forces and members of the Professional Footballers’ Association and the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Additionally, depending on your personal circumstances, help may be available from government funded agencies, including community based projects and job centres.

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“I found the instructors to be amazing. They were only too happy to pass on their wealth of knowledge in their respective specialities in a patient and detail-oriented fashion. Their enthusiasm was contagious and it was an enjoyable experience I will never forget.”

Student, Food Safety Level 2 Award

“I cannot praise New Wave highly enough. There is a great combination of professionalism and a community-like spirit, with all students looking to encourage one another. I will have the techniques that I learned there for life.”

Student, Ship’s Cook Certificate

“The Culinary & Chef Training Courses at New Wave School are just perfect. I learned the essential skills required by the culinary & chef industry and now I've graduated, I feel ready to go out there into the big, bad world and show the industry exactly what I can do.”

Student, Culinary & Chef Training Courses