Overview top

You'll develop bakery and cookery techniques with a very wide range of food products to meet the diverse requirements of the catering industry. You will learn to work safely and effectively in an industrial catering environment.

Mandatory Units:

101    Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment

102    Maintain, handle and clean knives

104    Work effectively as part of a hospitality

203    Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food


Other Units:

220    Prepare fish for basics dishes

222    Prepare meat for basic dishes

223    Prepare poultry for basic dishes

226    Prepare vegetables for basic dishes

296    Produce healthier dishes

227    Cook and finish basic fish dishes

233    Cook and finish basic vegetables dishes

230    Cook and finish basic poultry dishes

229    Cook and finish basic meat dishes

237    Prepare cook and finish basic soups

236    Prepare, cook and finish basic hot sauces

249    Prepare, cook and finish basic cold and hot desserts

666    Employment rights and responsibilities

271    Complete kitchen documentation

244    Prepare cook and finish basic dough recipes

Entry Requirements top

Age 16-18 requirements:
Completion of the Level 1 Intro into Hospitality or equivalent and 2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above in any subject.

Age 19+ requirements:
Completion of a Level 1 Hospitality/Catering qualification and 2 GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent.

Assessment top

Assessment measures a candidates competence in practical performance. In other words, we assess whether you really can do the jobs required and if you understand how and why these jobs are done.

This will normally be achieved by observing you working in a situation which resembles, as closely as possible, the real work place. In addition to the practical skills, a person must possess relevant underpinning knowledge in order to successfully achieve a unit and prove total competence. This will be assessed by written and oral questioning and assignments.

Professional Opportunities top

Successful completion of the Level 2 course will enable progression to a related Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery programme. You could also seek employment in a wide variety of catering environments including hotels and restaurants.