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Culinary Skills Level 2 Certificate

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This is a practical, work-related course which introduces you to the skills needed for the kitchen as well as the range of opportunities available throughout the hospitality industry.

This is a practical, work-related course which introduces you to the skills needed for the kitchen as well as the range of opportunities available throughout the hospitality industry.
You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, as well as some units being externally assessed (shown in bold below). There is also planned work experience included.

What I'll learn

The course is made up of a number of mandatory and optional units including:

  • Food Safety
  • Health & Safety
  • How the hospitality industry contributes to a healthy lifestyle (externally assessed)
  • Planning, preparing, cooking and finishing food
  • Planning and running an event

You will also undertake a period of work experience during this course.

 

How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • lectures
  • presentations
  • demonstrations
  • micro teaching
  • workshops
  • drop-ins
  • tutorials
  • Coursework and portfolios will be compiled and mini cookery projects set.

The course is taught in the college’s fully functional hospitality kitchen and restaurant that replicates a realistic, modern culinary environment.

Our staff are trade experienced with a full range of skills and knowledge.

The college has strong links with local industry and you may acquire work placements and employment through our contacts.

You will be part of a dynamic and exciting environment and gain the opportunity to progress to the next level.

 

How I'll be assessed

Work is assessed by observation.

You will have a personal tutor who will check on your progress and work.

Class tutors will manage pair work, group work, placements and visits.

 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 2 (E) and one GCSE at grade 3 (D) and above.

GCSE English language will preferably be at grade 3 (D) or above.

If you do not have a grade 4 (C) in GCSE English language and maths, you must be working towards achieving these qualifications alongside your course.

Any vocational qualification being used as part of the entry requirements must be achieved at Merit Level or higher.

 

How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

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As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.