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Le Cordon Bleu's Diplôme de Cuisine with Culinary Management is an integrated, full-time programme that comprises our renowned Diplôme de Cuisine with our Diploma in Culinary Management.


4 intakes each year: Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn

Key information

Duration: 12 months

Price: £26,480

Diploma fees include: ingredients, uniforms, Zwilling knife set, learning materials

Hours per week: approximately 18 to 21 hours

Entry requirements: high school diploma or equivalent and evidence of English language. No prior culinary experience is required. All students must be aged 18 years or over.

Please note that in order to successfully complete our Diplôme de Cuisine with Culinary Management, students will be required to handle live shellfish, prepare and use veal stock, take part in practical butchery classes on beef, pork and chicken, and handle alcoholic beverages within a culinary context.

Please note: applications requiring a visa can close up to 12 weeks before the course start date.


Programme Details

  • Course Structure

    The curriculum is composed of two Le Cordon Bleu diplomas:

    • The Diplôme de Cuisine which includes three certificates: Basic, Intermediate and Superior. The diploma is an extensive qualification in culinary arts. By the end of the 9 month tuition, students will become highly skilled and gain essential creative skills.
    • Diploma in Culinary Management: upon successful completion of the Diplôme de Cuisine, students will start studying this diploma over a period of 3 months. The Diploma in Culinary Management includes advanced culinary classes, key operational and management disciplines as well as business and marketing.
  • Who is this programme for?

    This programme is ideal for students who have already clear career objectives and know that culinary management knowledge associated to culinary arts skills will be key to their success.

    We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required. This programme is suitable if:

    • You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (restaurant or hotel)
    • You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to learn classic French techniques
    • You wish to open your own business 

  • what qualification will I gain?

    Students graduating from the Diplôme de Cuisine with Culinary Management will be equipped with the skills to become managers in the hospitality and restaurant industries across the world, as well as business owners in their own right. Examples of potential positions:

    • Executive Chef/Manager
    • Restaurant manager
    • Food and beverage executive
    • Food entrepreneur
    • Food product developer/researcher
    • Events coordinator

    This diploma course has been accredited as a “Customised Qualification” by national awarding organisation NCFE, and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 using Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) level descriptors.

  • Add internship

    Our internship programme has been designed to provide you with the experience of working in a professional kitchen as part of your culinary training.

    You will be connected with one of our highly regarded industry partner who will be able to facilitate a structured placement, leading to a practical understanding of business and a variety of alternative aspects of kitchen operations.

    You will be assisted in all areas of the internship prior to undertaking the placement through workshops on developing Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, interview skills and preparation to enter the professional industry.

    The internship may be taken overseas. The internship pathway can only be taken with our standard Culinary Arts Diplomas.

    For more information get in touch.

  • Terms dates and apply

    Term Dates & Prices

    Select a date
    Jan 7, 2022 - Dec 9, 2022 ( Standard )
    £ 26,480.00
    Apr 1, 2022 - Mar 24, 2023 ( Standard )
    £ 26,480.00
    Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 23, 2023 ( Standard )
    £ 26,480.00
    Sep 23, 2022 - Sep 15, 2023 ( Standard )
    £ 26,480.00

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