Course Code
24204 19
Course Title
Level 2
1 year
Entry Requirements
4 x GCSE at grade D/3 or above including maths and English or NVQ Level one in Professional Cookery
Start Date
Days and Times
19-23 £968.00
24+ £968.00
Full Cost £2,583.00

Entrance requirements

4 x GCSE at grade D/3 or above including maths and English or NVQ Level one in Professional Cookery

Course Description

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF) is a job ready qualification based on National

Occupational Standards (NOS). This qualification will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills

to work in a professional cooking environment. Specifically you will learn how to maintain a safe,

hygienic and secure working environment, and work effectively as part of a hospitality and catering

team. You will also learn how to maintain, handle and clean knives and safely store, prepare and cook


The optional units in this qualification will allow you to tailor your learning to your employer’s

needs and your own personal interests and preferences. Optional units range from preparing game, to

cooking and finishing pastry products to making basic stock.

Who is the course suitable for?

You must have a passion for food and cookery.

Course content

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

Plus other optional units which could include units such as: Cook and finish simple bread and dough products
Prepare meat for basic dishes Cook and finish basic shellfish dishes Prepare, cook and finish basic cold and hot desserts Prepare fish for basic dishes Prepare game for basic dishes Prepare vegetables for basic dishes Complete kitchen documentation

Development of Maths and English

Students who have not yet achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and Maths will have to continue

taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements. At Central Bedfordshire

College Students who have a D/3 in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE

subjects in order to obtain at least a C/4 grade at GCSE level.

Employability Skills Development

All students will be required to attend work experience and attend evening and some Saturday sessions

in college for work based learning sessions. A fully operational kitchen and restaurant is open for

service to the public and you will prepare, cook and serve the food here during service.

How will the course be taught?

You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced professionals who will use a wide variety of

teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level. All practical lessons will take

place in our state of the art, industry standard kitchens and restaurant. You will also take part in

front of house service as well as back of house cooking.

How will I know how well I am doing?

Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their learners on a regular basis to ensure they

are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and

meet college expectations.

Are there any additional costs?

Uniform and kit plus additional ingredients as required.

What course can I do next?

Level 3 in Professional cookery Level 3 Food and beverage service supervision

Where can I get further support / advice?

Please apply online and you will be invited for an interview withe subject teacher who will discuss the

course fully with you.

How do I join the course?

Please apply online.

Course Fees

16-18 £0.00 19-23 £968.00 24+ £968.00

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