Qualifications Explained

Tante Marie Culinary Academy has a portfolio of accreditations and qualifications which are internationally recognised and well-regarded within the food and drink industry.


The table below lists details of all the qualifications that can be attained at Tante Marie:

Tante Marie Cordon Bleu Diploma Our flagship, industry recognised professional qualification which sets the standards in global culinary training and has been offered at Tante Marie since 1954. The Tante Marie Cordon Bleu Diploma offers a comprehensive portfolio of training, incorporating over years of experience into a qualification which has earned international recognition.
Level 4 Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts

An internationally accredited qualification created by Tante Marie and qualifications awarding body, The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH).

This optional qualification is regulated by Ofqual and carries 96 credits within the government’s Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF). This could enable students to gain credit towards any future qualifications they wish to take at university or colleges around the world.

All students passing the Tante Marie Cordon Bleu Diploma automatically meet the accreditation requirements for the CTH Level 4 Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts, subject to payment of the exam fees.

Tante Marie Cordon Bleu Certificate  Our Cordon Bleu Certificate course offers the ideal platform from which to begin an exciting year out, or as a foundation for developing skills and ability towards professional standards.
CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering A 1 day course providing an understanding of personal responsibility for food safety, personal and workplace hygiene and keeping food safe in a catering environment.
CTH Level 2 Award in Culinary Skills A foundation level programme that introduces candidates to a range of food preparation and cooking techniques designed to provide a basis for a career in a professional kitchen.
Level 5 Diploma in Culinary & Hospitality Management  Our ground-breaking Level 5 Diploma. Jointly created by our experienced senior teachers and restaurant management team and the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH). Designed to deliver hospitality management training through a programme of hands on, workplace learning and online training modules.
Assessment in Marine Cookery This assessment forms part of the application to the Maritime Coastguard Agency for full Ship’s Cook Certification. Applicants will additionally need to complete the other requirements as specified under MSN1846.
Certificate of Attendance Completion of our shorter Gap Year courses entitles students to a Certificate of Attendance. Although not a formal qualification, this certificate will identify students as a Tante Marie alumni – highly regarded in the food and drink industry.