Course: City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Department: Food

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

This practical course meets the needs of students who want to work in catering and hospitality. It covers a wide range of cookery skills and techniques, as well as current industry practice, to make sure you are fully prepared to pursue your chosen career.

What You Study

  • Food safety
  • Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, fruit and vegetable preparation and cookery
  • Desserts and puddings
  • Breads and bakery products
  • Pasta, rice and grains
  • Healthy foods and special diets
  • Catering operations, costs and menu planning
  • Skills for employment in catering and hospitality
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D or 3 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. One satisfactory reference is also needed.

Harry Peck

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Harry’s work experience placement at the College proved crucial in helping him determine the career he wants to follow in cookery.

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