Top Three Questions to Ask Before Enrolling
To help you make a decision that will give you a competitive start to your culinary career, let’s look at the top three questions to ask before enrolling at a training institution.
Is the qualification accredited and recognised in the industry?
When it comes to gaining a competitive edge upon entering the job market, you’ll want an accredited nationally or internationally recognised qualification. With this in mind, make sure you study at a culinary and hotel school that offers a trade test that aligns its course content with the requirements of industry associations.
CHS offers the Professional Chef Qualification and the Professional Pastry Chef Qualification, both of which includes several national and international recognised qualifications.
For instance, with the Chef Qualification, we offer you the Occupational Certificate Chef (QCTO- accredited), which is includes a Trade Test. This is the only recognised chef qualification in the country that’s considered an artisan qualification. Our college also includes a City and Guilds international diplomas as part of the course, ensuring you are internationally qualified. This opens international doors for you to work at reputable culinary establishments abroad as well.
What is the pricing structure for the chef training courses?
Studying towards a national or international qualification can be an expensive endeavour. Unlike other types of courses, training includes practical instruction. For this, state-of-the-art equipment is required, which is expensive. The tuition costs for such courses are often higher than the average person can afford. To this end, it is important to study at a college that offers payment plans tailored to your needs, offers guidance with student loan applications, and offers a pricing structure that’s all-inclusive.
At CHS, the starter kit includes a free Android tablet with 1GB monthly data and SIM for the duration of 10 months per year. Your starter kit is comprehensive, which means you save a lot with the inclusive package. Our pricing structure and payment plans make it more affordable to study towards a well-recognised culinary qualification.
What is included in the range of courses offered at the college?
You want to gain sought-after and practical skills relevant to the hospitality industry. Make sure the course content is comprehensive and relevant to your career aspirations. Choose a college that offers you the opportunity to gain practical experience at reputable establishments, as well as face-to-face instruction in small classes, practical training in facilities simulating real work environments, online media learning, and lectures from experienced and qualified industry specialists. Have a look at the Pastry Chef programme to see what is included in your training.
View our FAQ section or visit the courses page for an overview of the training options. Once you’re ready to start the journey towards a sought-after qualification, apply here.