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Le Cordon Bleu's Grand Diplôme® with Culinary Management Internship Pathway is a comprehensive culinary qualification composed of three of our most respected and renowned diplomas: Diplôme de Cuisine, Diplôme de Pâtisserie and Diploma in Culinary Management as well as a 3-month internship.

This is a full-time course designed to provide you with an experience of working in a professional kitchen as part of your culinary training. The 15-month programme gives you the opportunity to connect with one of our highly regarded industry partners 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.

We will arrange interviews and facilitate internships with high-end establishments across a variety of hotels, restaurants and food businesses. Throughout the internship, we provide continuous support and performance feedback.


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

Key information

Duration: 15 months

Price: £54,520

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

Hours per week: approximately 32 to 39 hours at school

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 Grand Diplôme® with Culinary Management 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 curriculum is composed of three Le Cordon Bleu diplomas and a work experience:

    • During the first 9 months of the programme, you will study simultaneously our Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie in order to complete Le Cordon Bleu's most prestigious diploma: Grand Diplôme®. You will be first taught basic culinary and pastry skills before applying them to high-quality produce and specialist ingredients. Additionally, prior to your internship you will be supported by a number of workshops to assist you in finding the right position, including how to write your Curriculum Vitae, interview skills and preparing you to enter the workplace
    • Diploma in Culinary Management: upon successful completion of Grand Diplôme®, 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.
    • Finally a three-month internship with one of our highly regarded industry partners. On completion of the internship students should be able to apply theoretical situations to a real life work context, work as part of a professional team, assess their own skillset in practical situations, communicate at a professional level with their colleagues and analyse their performance.
  • Who is this programme for?

    The Grand Diplôme® with Culinary Management Internship Pathway has been designed to provide students with an experience of working in a professional kitchen as part of their culinary training. This comprehensive programme is ideal for students who have already clear career objectives and know that culinary management knowledge associated to culinary arts skills and work experience 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 (pâtisserie, 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?

    Combining thorough training in cuisine, pâtisserie and culinary management as well as a 3-month internship, Grand Diplôme® with Culinary Management Internship Pathway is one of the most comprehensive diplomas available in our school.

    Qualification title: Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme® with Culinary Management (Internship pathway)

    SCQF level: 8

    SCQF Credits: 225

    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.

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    Sep 27, 2024 - Dec 12, 2025 ( Standard )
    Jan 6, 2025 - Mar 27, 2026 ( Standard )
    Mar 28, 2025 - Jun 26, 2026 ( Standard )
    Jun 27, 2025 - Sep 18, 2026 ( Standard )
    Sep 26, 2025 - Dec 11, 2026 ( Standard )

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