Catering student preparing fish

City & Guilds Entry Level 2 Certificate in Food Studies

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Course content

The course is made up of six units:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Demonstrate the use of basic kitchen equipment
  • Demonstrate an awareness of balanced diets
  • Adopt a practical approach to shopping & food storage
  • Demonstrate practical skills related to the preparation and cooking of food
  • Prepare, cook and present meals or snacks for a variety of occasions.

Who is the course for?

This level is ideal if you have moderate learning or physical disabilities and want to learn how to prepare, cook and present meals for a variety of occasions while developing the knowledge and skills necessary for the catering industry.

Assessment method

All units are assessment based and there are 3 assessment activities spread out over the year. The course is made up of theory and practical lessons, and candidates will have to pass all units to achieve the certificate.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have achieved or are working towards an English and Maths qualification at Entry 1.

Future opportunities / career options

Progression is to Entry Level 3 certificate in Introduction to the hospitality industry

When is the course run?

September 2018

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).

For people aged 19+ the course fee is TBC. Not everyone pays course fees, please see Money Matters for further information.


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