General Patisserie & Confectionary Level 2 Certificate
Hospitality Management BTEC HND Level 5
I’ve always had a passion for cooking and baking since I was young. Growing up, my mum was a chef in our village and she taught me smells and aromas from different kind of spices, what they look like and their purposes. I’ve learnt a lot from spending time with her.
I came to the UK from Borneo 17 years ago to continue my study to gain higher qualification. I enjoy learning and over the years I have seen many improvements being made here at Bedford College which have given myself and others the opportunity to study a range of different courses, as there is always help and support available. I work to help pay for my cookery courses because I know that once I am qualified, more career options will be open to me. I’ve completed a number of qualifications here at Bedford College.
My tutors are excellent – I find it easier to learn through practical than theory, even though to accomplish my HND, it requires me to do more coursework.
Within the college, there are plenty of practical sessions including working within the College’s restaurants at different campuses, both cooking and serving. The College has also helped me with my language skills. English is not my first language and throughout the years I feel that it has progressed and improved.
After completing my HND I would like to continue my study at university. If the College offered a Level 6 qualification then I wouldn’t be leaving; I would recommend the College to everyone.
One day I would like to publish a cookery book and eventually would like to work in a prestige hotel. At home I love to cook for family and friends, I’m very lucky that my family give me the support that enables me to accomplish my goals.
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