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Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery (Level 2)

Key course information

Catering and Hospitality

03/09/2020

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.


What will I learn?


You will complete the following units:

• Safe working practices for the hospitality industry
• Introduction to professional cookery
• Tools and equipment used in professional cookery
• Boiling, poaching and steaming
• Stewing and braising
• Baking, roasting and grilling
• Deep frying and shallow frying
• Producing cold food products

Entry Requirements


To enrol you must have 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

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment in the hospitality industry for example as a Demi Chef De Partie or onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery, a Level 2 Commis Chef or Food and Beverage apprenticeship or enter the industry

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 and Hospitality


Career Opportunities

  • Chef
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Kitchen Manager

  • Front of House Supervisor
  • Event Manager
  • Hotel Manager

  • Catering Manager

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