4 x GCSE at grade D/3 or above including maths and English or NVQ Level one in Professional Cookery
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 employers
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.
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.
16-18 £0.00 19-23 £968.00 24+ £968.00