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Grand Escoffier Diploma

Information for International Students

Studying at Westminster Kingsway College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts is your passport to success in the culinary world.

As one of the most renowned hospitality training providers in the UK, we’ll transform the way you perceive food and think about the concepts of agriculture, developing your understanding and appreciation of ethical sourcing, sustainability, provenance and seasonality.

The Grand Escoffier Diplomas have been designed to provide you with some of the most sought-after and contemporary skills for industry. Our programme is delivered by expert chef lecturers at a maximum ratio of 12:1.

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Grand Escoffier Diploma details

Study options: Choose from either the Grand Escoffier Diploma (5 months) or the Advanced Grand Escoffier Diploma (1 academic year)
Start date: Monday 11 September 2023
Hours of study: Approx. 24 hours per week, Monday – Thursday
Tuition fee: Grand Escoffier Diploma – £13,000 and Advanced Grand Escoffier Diploma – £20,000
Visa: If you are not a British National you may require a visa to study on these courses. The visa type ordinarily obtained is: Visitor Visa for the Grand Escoffier Diploma and Student Visa for the Advanced Grand Escoffier Diploma.

Our general minimum entry requirements are:

  • Must be aged 18
  • IELTS or equivalent English examination at 5.0 overall for the Grand Escoffier Diploma and IELTS for UKVI (Academic) overall at 6.0 (with no score below 5.5) for the Advanced Grand Escoffier Diploma

How to Apply

To apply you’ll need:

  • To submit an International Student Course Application form, evidence of educational achievements, English test score and passport (photo page only)
  • Undertake an online interview
  • To provide financial evidence demonstrating you have the necessary maintenance funds for your stay.

To apply for our Grand Escoffier Diploma as an International student, simply download our application form using the button below. Once you have completed the form, please email it to You can find more details on the application process on our how to apply page.

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