Course Summary:

The National QCTO qualification assessments will take place continuously throughout the course, and learners will be able to apply for the newly instituted Trade Test for Chefs at the end of the 3 year period.

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVE: The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed for learners employed in supervisory roles in the hospitality and catering industry. The qualification allows learners to broaden their existing knowledge and gain important supervisory and management skills, helping them to take on more responsibility.

3 Years

Qualification Number:

Current experience in the culinary industry 
Minimum level 2 in literacy and numeracy


  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Staff management, training and development
  • Resource management
  • Financial planning and control
  • Environmental awareness and sustainability
  • Food production supervision
  • Gastronomy and global cuisines

1 Year Advanced Supervision

  • R55 000

The Highfield Level 4 Diploma in Culinary Supervision and Management (RQF 4) has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.