Course Details

  • If you have basic skills and experience as a chef, this Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills will suit you. Upon completion of this course you will have the skills required to succeed in more senior culinary roles.

    Topics include:

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

    Students completing this course will gain work experience in The Manchester College’s restaurant, complete 20 hours’ work placement with an employer partner, and will work in partnership with The Chefs’ Forum.

  • Students enrolling on this course must have a previous level 1 qualifications or experience working as a commis chef and must also have Level 1 functional skills in English/Maths or grades 3-4.

  • This course will be assessed through practical assignments and a written theory exam.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery or the Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership.
    Alternatively, learners can choose to go on to study patisserie and confectionery.

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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