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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery

Have a creative passion for cooking? Want to start a career as a professional chef?

If you are 16 or over, then this Level 2 Certificate in Professional Cookery is for you.

This qualification covers the knowledge and skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter work as a professional chef. You will learn many of the techniques used in professional cookery, including:

  • boiling, poaching and steaming
  • stewing and braising
  • baking, roasting and grilling
  • deep frying and shallow frying
  • cold food preparation

You will also learn:

  • the structure of professional kitchens and the principles of working as a professional chef
  • how to use the different knives, tools and equipment that are used in professional kitchens
  • how to organise yourself as a chef, working safely and hygienically.

You will gain valuable hands-on experience serving members of the public in our LittletonĀ Restaurant and will attend lectures given by industrial experts. There will also be opportunities to go on trips to food shows and festivals, and compete in competitions.

Your timetable will consist of the following sessions:

  • Work experience
  • Practical skills workshops
  • Theory workshop
  • Tutorial and one to ones
  • Functional Skills or GCSE English and maths

For further course information click the download button.

You must either have:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades D to G/GCSE grades 3-1
  • A curriculumĀ related qualification.

You suitability for the course will also be discussed during your interview.

Progression onto Level 3 Professional Cookery Technical Certificate.

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Basic Information

Course Code K02F2PRO9P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 2
Type Full-Time
Fee Aged 16-18: FREE, Aged 19 & Over: Call to speak to Student Finance
Start Date Sep 09 2019

Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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