Course Details

  • Deepening your knowledge and understanding of the skills required to become an accomplished chef, this Level 2 Diploma is the ideal next step for anyone who wants to work in a professional kitchen.

    Building on the experience and skills learnt with the level 1 diploma, you’ll continue learning about the hospitality industry, food safety and typical health and safety procedures. You’ll also have options to learn more about operations in the catering industry, how menus are planned and how to deal with special dietary requests.

    Alongside this core knowledge, you’ll begin to look at how to prepare and cook a huge variety of food types. You’ll look at the differences between poultry, meat and fish, discover what you can do with offal, and explore different options with dough. You’ll also learn how to make soups, stock and sauces, as well as a selection of hot and cold desserts.

  • 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.

  • We’ll want to make sure you’re learning all the necessary skills and abilities to succeed as a chef, so lots of our assessment will be practical-based, as you demonstrate how to prepare and cook food in a real working environment.

    There will also be some portfolio work based on time spent learning about the hospitality industry and food safety regulations in the classroom.

  • If you’ve progressed from a Level 1 diploma and completed the Level 2 course, you can hone your skills even further with a Level 3 qualification in Professional Cookery Studies next.

    Alongside other awards and certificates at The Manchester College that can add extra depth to your knowledge and abilities, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a professional chef and starting a career in a number of different areas.

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  • To help you finance your course at The Manchester College, there are a number of different funding options available. You may be eligible for reductions in fees or special bursaries, or you might want to look at the different kinds of loans that can help you out.

    We’ve put together everything you need to know about fees, finance and funding, so take a look and see which options are suitable for you.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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