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VRQ Diploma, Level 2

Professional Cookery

This vocational course is ideal if you want to gain employment as a Chef. Please note that as well as studying for the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, you will also study towards a College Certificate in Food & Beverage Service to give you the opportunity to learn, develop and practice the skills needed for a wide-ranging career in the Hospitality and Catering industry.*

During the course you will develop your knowledge of food processing, cookery and kitchen operations in our working kitchens and restaurant. You will learn how to prepare meat, fish, shellfish, poultry and game, and desserts, as well as prepare and present canapés and cocktail products. You will do this whilst learning and following appropriate food safety practices.

On successful completion, you may choose to enter the workplace or continue your studies further on one of our Level 3 Diploma qualifications.

The minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 3, one of which will be in English or Maths. Neither English nor Maths will be below Grade 2. At least two GCSE subjects at Grade 3 are required alongside GCSE equivalent qualifications. You will be required to complete an assessment for dexterity. Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

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