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Address City College Norwich, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR2 2LJ

01603 773311

Professional Cookery, Diploma, Level 2

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


This qualification is for you if you are 16 or over and are working towards becoming a chef in a professional kitchen.

  • Legal and social responsibilities
  • Financial control in the commercial kitchen
  • Soups and sauces
  • Fruit and veg
  • Meat and offal
  • Poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Rice, pasta, grains
  • Desserts and puddings
  • Pastry products
  • Biscuits, cakes and sponges
  • Breads and chocolate

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

You are likely to have a relevant level 2 qualification in Professional cookery, such as the City & Guilds Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery.
Or direct entry with 2 x GCSE's in Maths and English grade 4/5 or above


This course allows candidates to practice and develop their skills. In addition it can be used as a preparation for developing a specialism, such as becoming a Pastry Chef.


One externally set theory exam, and one externally set synoptic assignment. Mandatory Employer involvement


  • L3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional chefs,
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Kitchen & Larder) (450)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for Professional Chefs (Patisserie & Confectionary) (450)
  • Level 4 Senior Chef in Culinary Arts Apprenticeship (following a period of employment as a Chef de Partie).

Career Progression

The successful completion of this qualification could lead to the position of commis chef in a good class establishment for example in a Restaurant, hotel, pub, Bistro or contract catering sector.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Please be aware that there will be an additional fee for uniform and equipment.