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A thorough cuisine training and work placement

This integrated programme comprises Le Cordon Bleu's Diplôme de Cuisine where students receive a formal culinary education followed by a 3-month internship.


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

Key information

Duration: 12 months

Price: £28,255

Diploma fees include: ingredients, uniforms, knife kit, learning materials

Hours per week: approximately 18 to 21 hours at school and no more than 48 hours per week during the internship

Entry requirements: 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 Internship Pathway, 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 programme is composed of the Diplôme de Cuisine where students learn classic French culinary techniques as well as attend a number of workshops to help them in finding the right work experience (CV writing, interview preparation etc.).
    After completion of the 9-month diploma, students will join one of our industry partners for a 3-month work experience.

  • Who is this programme for?

    The Diplôme de Cuisine with Internship Pathway has been designed to provide students with an experience of working in a professional kitchen as part of their culinary training. We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required.

  • What qualification will I gain?

    Qualification title: Le Cordon Bleu Diplôme de Cuisine (Internship Pathway)

    SCQF level: 8

    SCQF Credits: 118

    This qualification is listed on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and has been independently credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Further information is available here. This gives assurance that the content of our qualifications are of a high standard, meeting the rigorous quality assurance requirements of a national awarding body.

    For more information about accreditation and student visa sponsorship, visit our Accreditation and Educational Oversight page.

    You will also achieve the Level 2 award in food safety.

  • Terms dates and apply

    Term Dates & Prices

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    Jun 28, 2024 - Jun 20, 2025 ( Standard )
    Sep 27, 2024 - Sep 12, 2025 ( Standard )
    Jan 6, 2025 - Dec 12, 2025 ( Standard )
    Mar 28, 2025 - Mar 27, 2026 ( Standard )

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