NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery - Level 2 (City and Guilds)
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 2 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma Laurence Building See below See below See below 09:00-17.00 £1600

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is for those looking to gain a qualification and take the first steps to working in a professional kitchen. You do not need to have any experience or be working in the industry already, but must have a passion and drive towards a career as a Professional Chef. You will learn the skills of a Chef through practical and theory classes one day a week over the academic year.

Group Day Start Finish
1 Mon 09-Sep-19 29-Jun-20
2 Tues 10-Sep-19 30-Jun-20


What topics will I study?

During the programme you will cover both preparation and cooking methods involved with meat, fish, poultry and vegetables. You will also cover soups, stocks, sauces and hot and cold desserts. Your progress will be monitored through ongoing assessment and testing. There may be enrichment sessions offered throughout the course which could involve industry visits or guest speakers.

What are the entry requirements?

No experience necessary, just lots of enthusiasm and a passion for catering and cooking required.

What facilities are there?

This course is delivered in the Laurence Building at the Hele Road site of Exeter College. You will be taught in state of the art kitchens designed to mirror those found in a commercial kitchen. You will also have access to the College’s learning resource centre.

What can the course lead on to?

This course is recognised in the catering industry and could lead to employment in the hospitality sector or offer a grounding for someone hoping to open their own business in the industry. You could also continue to study at Level 3.

Are there any additional costs?

*The course cost is £1450 with an additional £150 resource fee payable to the faculty, details of how to pay will be provided on your first day. You need to purchase chef whites, a basic knife set and utensils. A text book is optional.

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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