Course Details

  • This course is ideal for you if you’re over 16 and would like to work in the hospitality and catering sector as a chef and you may have already undertaken a Level 2 Techinical Certificate in Cookery or Service for the hospitality industry.

    On this course you will cover modules about legal responsibilities and financial control in the professional kitchen as well as studying how to cook with stocks soups and sauces, fruit and vegatables, meat and offal, poultry, fish and shellfish, farinaceous dishes, desserts and puddings, pate products, cakes, biscuits and sponges and fermented dough products.

  • Applicants must possess GCSE’s at grade 4-9 (A-C) and a passion for hospitality and cookery as well as a Level 2 Professional Cookery qualification or previous experience working in the hospitality and catering sector.

  • You will be assessed by a range of methods including portfolio based work, practical synoptic assessments and externally set exams.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, you can study our Level 3 Hospitality Supervisory or Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionary qualifications or progress to study our Level 4 Culinary Arts qualification.
    Alternatively, you can go on to work in the hospitality and catering industry in a wide range of settings including hotels, restaurants, gastro pubs and specialist bakeries, cafes and tea rooms.

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  • There is no cost for this course.
    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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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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