• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

You will be required to complete regular practical assessments where the aim is to produce food to the standards set buy the lecturer for the Waterfront restaurant, This will enable you to build evidence for your portfolio. You will also be required to answer multiple choice and supplementary questions based on the preparation and cookery of food.

As part of the course you will also complete an NVQ level 2 in food and beverage service, serving customers a variety of food and beverage’s in the restaurant. All good Chefs must understand and appreciate how each area works.

Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Course Fees
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Aged 19 and over? Click here to find out about our financial support available

Units and Structure

Units covered in the Professional Cookery

  • Maintaining Food Safety
  • Effective teamwork
  • Maintain and handle knifes
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic working environment
  • Preparation and cookery of Basic Fish dishes
  • Preparation and cookery of Basic Meat dishes
  • Preparation and cookery of Basic Poultry dishes
  • Preparation and cookery of Basic soups
  • Produce Basic Hot and Cold Desserts
  • Produce Basic Dough Products
  • Produce basic Pastry Product

Units covered in food and beverage service include:

  • maintaining a safe & hygienic working environment
  • teamwork
  • customer care
  • maintaining food safety
  • preparing areas for table service
  • providing a table or tray service.

This qualification is Mandatory if you are below 19 and optional if over.

Assessment for this qualification is achieved by practical assessments and written Short Answer Questions and Supplementary evidence.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (VRQ 1)
  • NVQ Level 1 in Food Preparation
  • Relevant Industrial Experience
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Chris Waddington

Chris Waddington

I have worked in kitchens since I was 17; I trained at Rotherham College for three years and successfully completed a Food Science and Nutrition Degree at Sheffield Hallam University. My love for catering came when I realised that the catering industry has no limits to creativity and learning and as a result of this my cooking style is very modern, I use many molecular techniques and modern equipment to give food a ‘wow’ factor to the customers.

I am passionate about passing these skills on to the next generation of chefs and continuing to learn more skills and techniques to share with the learners.


Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Chris Waddington
01302 558340
chris.waddington@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery (VRQ 1)
  • NVQ Level 1 in Food Preparation
  • Relevant Industrial Experience
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

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