Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery
- September 2023, Full Time
Designed as a Pre-T level qualification, this City & Guilds Level 2 Technical course allows you study whist developing the necessary skills to move onto our 2-year, level 3 T-level. This qualification covers a range of topics that will allow learners to develop their professional cookery knowledge both in theory lessons but also in practical. Learners will be involved in running the Debut Café and will develop their customer service skills in a realistic working environment.
The units to be covered are;
- Safe working practices for the hospitality industry
- Introduction to the structure of professional cookery
- Tools and equipment that are used in professional kitchens
- Boiling, poaching and steaming
- Stewing and braising
- Baking, roasting and grilling
- Deep frying and shallow frying
- Producing cold food products
It is very practical, and students will learn a lot of the theory whilst in practical lessons.
This course will develop food and beverage service and customer service skills. Students also need to complete work experience as part of the course.
Why Our College?
Award Winning Facilities
Our Debut Restaurant holds a AA Gold Standard Accreditation – the highest level a training restaurant can achieve – and is seen as an example of best practice in the UK.
Our students gain the skills required to progress on to some of the most notable destinations including The Savoy and The Ritz.
Catering for the Royal Family
Our students have catered for The Queen at Sandringham House, The Earl of Wessex and The Duchess of Cambridge.
Minimum 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, this must include either English or Maths. The additional GCSE Maths or English must be a minimum grade 3.
It will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work with minimum supervision and a recognised qualification when you successfully complete the course
There is an externally marked theory exam in March and one retake in June and a synoptic practical exam in April, which is marked in college but graded by City and Guilds.
Progression onto a 2-year L3 T-Level
Successful students may also move into an apprenticeship or full time employment within the industry.
If you are under 19 years old on the 31st August prior to the start of your course, your registration and tuition fees will be funded by the government. There will be additional costs for uniform and equipment. You can use pre-existing uniform and equipment if it is in an acceptable condition. Costs are approximately £238. Financial support could be available depending on your circumstances. Please check our Finance pages for fee information and any financial help that may be available.