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Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery with Pastry

This course offers everything you need for a fantastic career in catering.

Starting off with soups, stocks and sauces, you'll move on to fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. You'll master the art of hot and cold puddings as well as biscuits, cakes and sponge.

There are so many skills you need to be a successful chef, and you'll learn them all. As well as all of this, you'll become proficient at menu planning, an essential skill for any future head chef.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Investigating the catering and hospitality industry
  • Health and safety in catering and hospitality
  • Healthier food and special diets
  • Food safety in catering
  • Catering operations, costs and menu planning
  • Applying workplace skills
  • Preparing and cook stocks, soups and sauces
  • Preparing and cook fruit and vegetables
  • Preparing and cook meat and offal
  • Preparing and cook poultry
  • Preparing and cook fish and shellfish
  • Preparing and cook rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes
  • Producing hot and cold desserts and puddings
  • Producing paste products
  • Producing biscuit, cake and sponge products
  • Producing fermented dough products

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by assignments, observations of preparing, cooking and serving food and short tests.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English or maths or, a level 1 qualification.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon completion of this course, you may decide to travel around the world and open your own restaurant, or join the culinary scene in Liverpool or Manchester.

You'll also have the oppportunity to continue your studies at level 3, enabling you to take your skills even further.

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Why study Catering and Food Safety with us?

Industry Kitchens

Our contemporary training facilities are well resourced, reflecting industry standards.

Tutor Chefs

Your experienced tutors have worked in Michelin starred restaurants around the world.

Industry Links

From celebrity chefs to placements in top restaurants, our links add value to your training.

Fine Dining Restaurant

Colours Restaurant has a fantastic reputation and provides a commercial working environment. 

Industry Competitions

Help your CV stand out by participating in prestigious competitions with us.

Guaranteed Interview

Upon successful completion of your course we guarantee an interview with an employer.