Culinary Skills

Diploma Hospitality & Catering

Course Details

Subject Area
Hospitality & Catering
Age Group
16 - 18

Wythenshawe Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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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.

Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

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

Upon successful completion of this course students can progress onto a Level 3 in Advanced Professional Cookery to develop their skills even further. Students can use these qualifications to work towards becoming skilled in their ideal job in the hospitality and catering industry. Job roles in this sector include chef, cook, kitchen and catering assistants.

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Hospitality & Catering

Maybe you’re already a whizz in the kitchen, and the thought of exploring fine dining and gourmet food has your mouth watering?

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