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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation & Cookery)

This qualification allows you to develop the skills necessary to become a chef. Taught by professional chefs and in first class facilities that mirror real working kitchen environments, students will learn skills for preparing, cooking and serving food such as pastry, butchery, fish-mongering and sauce work to the highest standard.

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

You can start working towards your new qualification at any time during the academic year and the course will take 36 weeks to complete. If you chose to practice your skills within your workplace, you may gain the qualification in less time than estimated.

What will I study?

In addition to developing practical skills, students will learn the theory behind the practices learnt and gain the confidence needed to succeed in a career as a chef. The following areas will be covered:

  • Preparing and cooking stocks, soups, sauces, fruit, vegetables, rice, pasta, grains and eggs
  • Cooking and finishing basic meat, fish, poultry and vegetable dishes
  • Maintaining food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Maintaining, handling and cleaning of knives
  • Investigating the catering and hospitality industry
  • Health and Safety in catering and hospitality

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of observations and short written tests.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements but students must be motivated, able to work as part of a team, passionate about food and committed to studying for at least 13 hours per week.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on the financial support that may be available, please click here.

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

Students can progress onto courses such as the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery.

Reasons to study with us

There are a range of reasons why you should join us to study Catering and Food Safety. Click here to find out more.

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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.