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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What does “Cordon Bleu” mean?
Can I study a Le Cordon Bleu Diploma in another school?
Does Le Cordon Bleu accredit any other institution’s diplomas?
Can I work while taking my course?
Do I need to speak fluent French to study at Le Cordon Bleu London?
Can I visit the school before I make a decision?
What is the typical profile of student?
Do I have to choose between Cuisine and Pâtisserie?
I am serious about becoming a Chef and opening my own restaurant – what’s the best course for me?
If I am not sure if I want to do the whole Grand Diplôme course, what should I do?
What are the intensive diplomas – are they any different?
What is the school's policy on attendance?
What is a typical week schedule?
How is a student's work marked?
What is the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering?
What are the entry requirements?
Is there any minimum age to apply for a course?
How long does it take to process an application for a course?
What is the latest I can apply before commencement of the class?
If I don’t need a visa, do I still need to prove my English level?
Can Le Cordon Bleu provide an English test
Which type of student visa do I need?
Do I need to prove my English to obtain a visa?
Tier 4 students - When will I receive my CAS?
Can I work on a Tier 4 visa?
I have a UK Bachelor or a Master degree, what else do I need to provide?
What payment methods do Le Cordon Bleu accept?
Can I pay for my course in instalments?
Are there any discounts available?
Is an insurance plan necessary?
How can I fund my studies?
Living in London
Does Le Cordon Bleu London help students find accommodation?
How much will I need per month in addition to housing costs?