Catering and Hospitality student in the kitchen with cooking utensils in the background

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

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Course content

The Level 2 Catering & Hospitality course is ideal if you have a passion for food and drink and wish to have a career in the Catering & Hospitality sector in a role such as chef or waiter. Completing this course is your first step to working in a professional kitchen or restaurant

This course covers all the basic duties to become a chef, from maintaining a safe place of work to preparing and baking food items.

You will get real-world experience working and learning in a professional kitchen and contribute towards providing and managing the canteen services.

You will be assessed throughout the course to check on your progress. This will consist of 9 theoretical assessments under exam conditions and on-going practical assessments throughout the year. You will need to pass all assessments to gain the qualification.

Units

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Maintain, handle and clean knives
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Maintain food safety when storing preparing and cooking food

If the above are achieved in Level 1 then they do not have to repeat)

  • Prepare meat for basic dishes
  • Prepare poultry for basic dishes
  • Prepare vegetables for basic dishes
  • Cook and finish basic meat dishes
  • Cook and finish basic poultry dishes
  • Cook and finish basic vegetable dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic hot sauces
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic soups
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic rice dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic pasta dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic bread and dough products

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan
  • Adults aged 19+

Entry requirements

  • English and Maths qualification at Level 1 or above or GCSE at grade D (Grade 3) or above
  • Previous industry experience will be considered

Progression

  • Level 3 Catering & Hospitality couse
  • Employment in a role such as Commis Chef or Waiter

When is the course run?

September 2019

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan, this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

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 £3345. You may be eligible for fee remission. See Money Matters for details.