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Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery (Level 2)

Key course information

Catering, Hospitality and Travel


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

If you have a true passion for cooking and producing great tasting food this is the course for you.This course is ideal for students who have completed their Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills or who wish to start a career in the catering and hospitality industry. You will develop skills which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the hospitality industry.

student chopping up an onion
student chopping up an onion

What will I learn?

You will study many topics including boiling, poaching, steaming, stewing, baking, roasting and grilling.

Entry Requirements

- 4 GCSEs at grade D (3) or above, including English and maths (or equivalent) or Level 1 Diploma in Preparing for a Career in the Hospitality Industry.

- Your application will need to be supported by a reference, good record of attendance and an interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

One externally set, externally moderated practical assignment.
One externally set, externally marked theory exam.

A minimum of 3-hours a week home study is required.

30 hours of work experience.

You will be assessed working in one of our training kitchens throughout the duration of the course.

Final qualification: Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery.

Additional Costs and Information

A kit and uniform will be required (discussed at interview)

In cases of financial hardship funds may be available to help with the cost of this.

We also arrange educational activities and competitions as part of the course which may incur an additional cost.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Catering, Hospitality and Travel

Career Opportunities

  • Professional Chef
  • Hotel Manager
  • Bar Manager

  • Air Cabin Crew
  • Holiday Rep
  • Tour Guide

The UK’s tourism industry will support 3.7 million jobs by 2025

The hospitality industry is the 3rd biggest industry in the UK

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