Overview top

Start your career as a professional chef by completing these industry standard qualifications.  You'll gain a high standard of cookery skills from processes, such as roasting and frying to commodities, whilst also learning other workplace essentials like food safety.

The Level 2 Diploma will suit school leavers and 19+ learners who want to start their development as a chef. You will gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role. The programme covers both practical and theory of catering and will learn in a work-based learning environment.

Units covered within Level 2 Diploma Professional Cookery:

  • 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                                            
  • 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

School leavers (under 19) will need Grade 4 GSCE within Maths and English. 19+ learners will be interviewed prior to enrolment.

Assessment top

Ongoing assessment through practical and theory assessment. You will build-up a portfolio of evidence to support your assessment

Professional Opportunities top

Graduates from Level 2 Diploma in professional cookery can progress on to Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery. Occupational opportunities, Commis Chef, Chef and/or Apprenticeship