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

Course Overview

You will work in the kitchens to supply all types of dishes to the Waterfront Restaurant through skills sessions and Bakery and Patisserie items for desserts and afternoon tea through bakery classes. You will be required to complete several assignments and on-line food safety tests. You will also sit several skills tests through the year and 2 final tests to test your culinary skills.

Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The practical units of the qualification will help you to develop your skills in the following areas of Larder and Patisserie.

Food safety in catering

Developing skills for employment in the catering and hospitality industry

Health and safety in catering and hospitality

Healthier food and special diets

Catering operations, costs and menu planning

Prepare and cook stocks, soups and sauces

Prepare and cook fruit and vegetables

Prepare and cook meat and offal

Prepare and cook poultry

Prepare and cook fish and shellfish

Prepare and cook rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes

Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings

Produce paste products

Produce biscuit, cake and sponge products

Produce fermented dough products

This will give you a solid understanding of how this area works and how the links between the kitchen and restaurant are fundamental.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • A level 1 qualification in cookery. GCSE Maths and English grade C or 4 and above.
  • All applicants must attend an interview
  • Recognition of Prior Learning, we will recognise the contribution a person’s previous experience could contribute to a qualification and relevant Industrial experience.
  • All applicants must complete an attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


EU students: From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Tutors and Student Support

Lisa Pyott

Lisa Pyott

Curriculum Lead and Course Tutor

I have worked in the Catering and Hospitality Industry for many years.  It all started after spending two years at Bury Catering College which was one of the best times of my life and I was hooked on becoming a chef. I joined the Royal Air Force as a Chef and spent 15 years travelled around the world cooking for Royalty, dignitaries, Members of Parliament, Airmen and Soldiers. I have worked in many restaurants and contract catering events and was an Executive Chef of a Fine Dining Restaurant.

I am very passionate about education and passing on my skills.


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.

Student Comment

Throughout the two years I was enrolled onto this course I learnt a lot of skills varying from customer care, organisation, marketing, knife skills, teamwork and most of all I gained confidence.

After the course I have gained my personal license, I am still working at the same pub, but now as Assistant Manager

Leah Merchant Professional Cookery Level 2

Employer Comment

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Having students from a AA awarded Restaurant reassures us as a company of the standards and quality to what the students are taught which is paramount with us.

Thank you to the team! We will continue with this invaluable relationship.

Ian Allgood General Manager, The Cadeby Inn

Progression and Employment

This Qualification will provide opportunities to progress to further study, or gain employment preparing and cooking food for customers in the hospitality industry in positions such as a Commis Chef and positions within hotels, cafes and restaurants with a starting salary of £14,000.

 

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • A level 1 qualification in cookery. GCSE Maths and English grade C or 4 and above.
  • All applicants must attend an interview
  • Recognition of Prior Learning, we will recognise the contribution a person’s previous experience could contribute to a qualification and relevant Industrial experience.
  • All applicants must complete an attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


EU students: From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Application & Enrolment

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