Food Preparation and Cooking: National Certificate Qualification

One year, full-time course: Maximum 20 students per year. National Certificate.

This national qualification (SAQA ID 14111) has been developed to offer a wide spectrum of unemployed persons and school leavers with a Grade 10 certificate or equivalent, the opportunity to qualify themselves for job opportunities as commis chefs in the hospitality industry.

The course will consists of five months on campus (theoretical and practical) training and 5 months off campus practical training; the latter will be arranged by CHS under close supervision and according to a roster to complement the theoretical training.

  • Study material, ingredients, basic chefs uniform and knives plus Junior Membership of the South African Chefs Association (SACA) are included in the course fee.

Successful applicants can apply to write the international City & Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (Code: 8065-01) at an additional cost.

In accordance with CHS policy regarding lifelong learning, successful candidates can on completion of the certificate course enroll for other full time or part time courses offered by CHS to further their qualifications. All credits obtained will be recognised if applicable to other programmes offered by CHS.

A similar course, named National Youth Chefs Training Programme has been successfully presented by The Capital Hotel School and Training Academy over the last three years for National Department of Tourism (NDT) and the South African Chefs Association (SACA). Many job opportunities were created for these previously unemployed youth.

CHS is strategically situated to serve those who make use of public transportation or the Gautrain.

Would you like to enroll at CHS? View our admission requirements.


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