Hospitality and Catering

Diploma in Culinary Skills, Level 2

Course overview

Do you see yourself as the next Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson? Do you enjoy making new recipes? Do you work well in a fast-paced environment? Then look no further than our Diploma in Professional Cookery, Level 2.

This one year, full-time course, will provide you with the opportunity to refine your cooking skills to a professional level; cooking a variety of complex dishes while learning how to effectively manage and develop working relationships within a kitchen environment.

You will study modules in; Productive Working Relationships, Food Safety and Hygiene. You will also learn how to prepare complex dishes for service.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

All applicants for the Level 2 course must have a Level 1 Professional Cookery or a Hospitality and Catering qualification. We will invite you to attend an interview where you will have the opportunity to show your passion for the industry and your enthusiasm for the course.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Healthier Foods and Special Diets
- Catering Operations
- Costs and Menu Planning
- Stocks, Soups and Sauces
- Meat, Offal, Poultry, Fish and Shellfish
- Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings
- Baking Breads, Biscuits and Cakes

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through written assignments, practical tasks and online multiple-choice tests.

What can I do next

Successful completion of this course will allow you to continue onto the Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 3. Alternatively you can progress into employment, working in hotels, pub, restaurants and holiday parks.

You will be open to a range of careers including (but not limited to):

- Junior Catering Assistant
- Commis Chef
- Head Chef
- Baker or Flour Confectioner
- Chocolatier
- Pastry Chef
- Sous Chef
- Cake Decorator
- Hotel Manager
- Restaurant Manager
- Maître d’
- Concierge