Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Course Code: P221472

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

For students to develop their professional cookery skills and associated knowledge. This course will refine skills across a broad range of commodities.

Units include:

  • food safety in catering
  • health and safety
  • healthier foods and special diets
  • kitchen operations, costs and menu planning
  • applying workplace skills
  • stocks, soups and sauces
  • fruit and vegetables
  • meat, offal, poultry, fish and shellfish
  • rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes
  • desserts, puddings and bakery products.

You will complete a variety of work placements within the industry including the Brookfield Hotel ‘takeover’. You will also have the opportunity to compete in local and national competitions, volunteer at events such as Victorious Festival and take part in charitable initiatives. In addition, you will be invited on trips to Billingsgate Fish Market and wholesale food providers.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English.

This course is full time for one year and you are also required to complete 30 hours minimum in a work placement setting. Attending maths and English lessons at the appropriate level is also be expected as part of this programme.

You will continue the development of your skills through practical work. There will be classroom activity, online learning, visits and assignments to add to your portfolio, including two end-of-year synoptic tests. You will regularly review your work with your tutor and receive feedback on your progress.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery or go straight into employment or an apprenticeship as a chef or member of the food service team in the hotel and catering industry.

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