City of Glasgow & Ship’s Cook Certificate Assessment

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OVERVIEW

This is a 3-day assessment only with no taught coursework.  It is suitable for experienced chefs who need to update their certification, or for chefs who have onboard a vessel experience (professional cookery certification is desirable however not mandatory) and wish to apply for a career offshore.

This assessment forms part 2b of the application to the Maritime Coastguard Agency for full Ships’ Cook Certification. Please read the MCA MSN 1846 Guidelines for additional requirements before you apply.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum entry requirements

Students were previously required to hold a professional cookery qualification at UK Level 2. This is no longer a requirement, just a recommendation. Students’ cooking will be assessed to this level, but previous professional experience may be sufficient to meet this standard.

Additional selection requirements

You should include:

  • A copy of your CV.
  • A copy of any Cookery Certificates.
  • Food Hygiene Certificate completed in the last five years.
  • You must have competent spoken and written English and numeracy skills, including use of a calculator.

WHAT YOU STUDY

This is a 3-day assessment only with no taught coursework.

In line with the MCA MSN 1846 Guidellines the coursework will include understanding knowledge of the following:

  • Health and safety.
  • Kitchen operations, costs and menu planning.
  • Dietary requirements of shift workers.
  • Applying workplace skills.
  • Cultural and religious requirements.
  • Healthier foods and special diets.

Assessment methods

  • 1 theory paper – 60 minutes.
  • 4 practical cookery assessments – 3 hours per lesson.
For enquiries contact

May Donald

Associate Dean – Culinary Arts

Hospitality & Leisure

e: May.Donald@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

w: www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

190 Cathedral Street G4 0RF

t: 0141 375 8669

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4 thoughts on “City of Glasgow & Ship’s Cook Certificate Assessment

  • August 23, 2016 at 8:01 am
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    Good Day Willie,
    I have been a Chef and Baker for some years now working offshore and at sea,I am looking to gain some qualification,I see you do a one day assessment course,I do have my intermediate hygiene certificate,and food handling certificate.

    If this is possible to arrange could you please let me know dates and price.

    Best Regards, Billy Lynch.

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  • October 20, 2016 at 5:22 pm
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    Hi there Willie,

    I have a Culinary Cookery and have been a chef/baker 14 years.
    So the one day at yours, will this give me the ticket once passed of course ? Also how much too and thanks in advance.

    Kind regards Alan,

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  • February 3, 2020 at 8:02 pm
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    Educated at Telford College City & Guilds 706/1/ and 706/2 i have ……
    29yrs Experience in Hotels……..North British, Caledonian, Gleneagles etc what do i need
    before considering Getting into The Yacht Sector ???

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