Our Chefs Academy courses offer a high quality, internationally recognised qualification for overseas students wishing to train in the culinary arts. Ashburton Cookery School is unique in offering a quality accommodation option with our accredited courses, making it even easier for overseas students to take a course with us in our beautiful and inspiring part of England.
English Language Requirement
If your first language is not English, you will need to prove you meet the minimum English language requirements before you will be accepted onto one of our courses.
Proficiency is measured using the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and you will need to demonstrate that you are proficient to CEFR B2 and above or IELTS Level 5 and above.
Please ensure you have acquired this level of English language qualification before applying to the Chefs Academy.
Acceptance Letter & Deposit
You will need a formal letter of acceptance from the Ashburton Cookery School Ltd before you can apply for a Student Visitor Visa to study in the UK.
To be formally accepted onto a course you will need to:
Once the chef tutor has accepted you as a candidate for your chosen course, you will need to secure your place with the required deposit.
You will then be able to apply for your Student Visitor Visa.
Student Visitor Visa
For candidates from outside the EU that have been offered a place on one of our courses, you may need to apply for a Student Visitor Visa.
Note: The requirements for Visas vary from country to country. Please check your own country's requirements with the UKBA country finder here.
What are the conditions of a student visitor visa?
The Ashburton Cookery School Ltd is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as a Short Course Provider, so candidates from outside of the EU may apply for a Student Visitor Visa for up to 6 months to study with us.
We are unable to help you with your Visa application. To find out how to apply for a Student Visitor Visa visit the UK Border Agency website here.
Steps to studying with us
Step 1: Meet the minimum English Language requirement.
Step 3: Once accepted on to the course, secure your place with the required deposit.
Step 4: If you live outside of the EU, you must apply for a Student Visitor Visa.
Step 5: Once you have your Student Visitor Visa approved, pay the balance of your course fees.
Step 6: Arrive in the UK to start your course.