IACCA International Programmes are perfect for international students who wish to experience a programme that can prepare them for employment or progress to the first year of an undergraduate degree or similar advanced study programme. It is tailored to students that are looking to improve their technical knowledge and skills as well as English language skills and other core life skills to get the most out of their University studies or employment procession.



The UK is renowned for world-class education via vocational learning and its universities. Qualifications are recognised and respected worldwide by future employers and your potential university of choice.

IACCA programmes of study are centred upon the world first UK regulated qualifications in Chinese Culinary Arts.  The qualifications have been developed based on China’s national culinary arts technical standards written by the Tianjin Economics and Trade School (Tianjin School of Cuisine) with the support of:

  • Tianjin Municipal Education Commission
  • Tianjin Food Group
  • Tianjin Cuisine Association
  • UK academics
  • UK hospitality industry experts
  • Selected UK teaching experts


After obtaining a qualification at IACCA, you have the choice to be selected onto the next level of qualification and continue your studies with us following the vocational route. Alternatively, with the many credentials that IACCA offers, you may decide to gain employment in Liverpool or the United Kingdom or even Europe or USA, we have many links with employers in Liverpool, the North West of England and the rest of the country.

The third option is to continue your study with an IACCA chosen university partner at the appropriate level.

The International Academy of Chinese Culinary Arts Vocational Programme Progression Routes to support developing a career in Hospitality, Catering, and Tourism



Lu Ban restaurant is a fully operational restaurant designed to provide a full hospitality package, including conferences, meetings, and events. Each room has also been designed for learning and education. If you are not on visits to restaurant, hotels, bars, suppliers or city’s you will be studying and learning at Lu Ban or a partner venue.



IACCA has hand-picked a highly skilled team of educators who have been tasked to create, develop and deliver a range of courses and experiences for IACCA learners.

Working in collaboration with the Master Chefs from the Tianjin School of Cuisine, UK chefs from hotels, restaurants and food manufacturing have developed the innovating IACCA international programmes. Our academic team includes chefs from the further and higher education sectors, and those who advise on education content at UK Government level. The key members have won numerous awards for educational and Culinary Arts excellence. Your teachers are prepared to help ambitious students like you to define your goals and achieve success in your education and your career development.



Our association with Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation, and internationally renowned professional associations such as City & Guilds, reflects our vision to be the global leader of Chinese Culinary Arts education and development.

Quality is at the heart of what we do.



IACCA Culinary Arts programmes are unique in the UK, allowing you to explore different aspects of Contemporary and Classical Chinese and International Culinary Arts. With a key enthusiast on developing high level skills within Chinese and European Cooking.

Supported by our expert academic and technical staff, you will learn traditional and contemporary techniques with access to our industry-standard facilities.

The course has excellent links with industry, and students will get the chance to take part in live projects and competitions, gain work experience, and have the opportunity to visit farms, food manufacturing establishments, high quality restaurants and Hotels, and Food related events across the UK such as the Good Food show.

Your work experience will include opportunities to visit some of Liverpool international branded venues, including Hilton Hotels, IHG, Accor, Pullman and within Liverpool Football club and Everton football club.

Prior to work experience you will be expected to complete UK regulated qualifications in food safety.



Resource and support are designed around the individual student and individual needs.

You will be supported by one of our team house mentors, who will regularly liaise with you helping you quickly adapt to living in the city and keeping you on track with the programme of study. They are focused on supporting you to build your confidence and awareness of what this incredible opportunity can give you during your stay with us and beyond as you take the skills and knowledge into your career.

You will have 24 hours access to IACCA online learning platform that will provide you with learning materials, videos, research documents throughout your learning program.

You will have access to the IACCA teaching rooms and selected resources from the partners university as well as access to employers and the opportunities to see behind the scenes of many venues, including Liverpool football club, the Beatles museum and international hotel brands within Liverpool.

Being with us in the city, as part of the IACCA Family. You will quickly realise the meaning of our famous anthem: ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’



Located on the north side of the River Mersey, Liverpool is ‘the coolest place to live in the UK’ (the London Times newspaper) when you join IACCA, we can guarantee that you will be surrounded by diversity in Liverpool.

The city is home to Europe’s oldest Chinatown and Liverpool Football Club.

Liverpool is purple flag accredited, this  means Liverpool is a safe place to enjoy socialising at night, you will be surrounded by Liverpool’s galleries and museums, including Tate Liverpool and the Museum of Liverpool Life, this is more than any other city outside London and boasts outstanding architecture around virtually every corner.

Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, like the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, at IACCA we use the city to help you learn.