This world-famous nine month cookery course is a great alternative to university for all food lovers and keen cooks. You could go on to write cookbooks, work in a Michelin-starred kitchen, present a cookery show, develop recipes for meal delivery companies or supermarkets, travel as a private chef, start your own festival catering company or even style food for national adverts.
Bond with your classmates
Our students are taught in groups of 16, with one teacher for every eight students. The small group sizes create a warm, supportive team environment. It’s a fast-paced course, yet our pass rate is extremely high, in part due to the individual care and attention given to each student.
Learn from incredible teachers
Leiths teachers are friendly, enthusiastic and inspiring. They also have valuable knowledge to impart, as they are all experienced chefs from different areas of the food industry.
Besides our teachers, we have a great team of office staff on hand to make sure your course runs smoothly. Gemma, our Registrar, will make sure you have all the information you need before starting the course. Jo, our Operations Director, will organise everything to a tee.
Diploma students even benefit from a careers day organised by Rosie, our Events Manager, to give you a taste of the wider food industry.
We’ve been supporting students for 40 years, and if you come up against a problem during your time at Leiths, the chances are that we can get through it together.
We’ll offer you one-on-one chats with our career advisors at Leiths List, our agency for cooks, who will help you organise work experience and support you into work when you finish. Recent placements have included:
- delicious. magazine
- The Chiltern Firehouse
- Assistant Food Stylist for a celebrity chef
- Private ski chalet, Austria
- Saturday Kitchen, Cactus TV
For more information on how to book a tour of the school and an informal interview or for more information on this and our shorter GAP year courses click 'apply'.
Apply by 01/08/2020