Professional Cookery (and Food and Beverage Service)
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
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Hospitality, Hair and Beauty Level 2 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma Laurence Building 1 year

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

This progression course will build on the skills and knowledge you have gained whilst studying the NVQ Level 1 programme, providing you with the opportunity to further develop your craft skills in both culinary and food service operations. The programme will teach you the theory, preparation and cooking of a wide variety of dishes and hospitality service in all areas.

You will work towards Level 2 qualifications in food and drinks service and professional cookery within the real working environment of the @thirty-four training restaurant.

What topics will I study?

You will cover a minimum of 58 credits which will consist of some of the following units:

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Maintain, handle and clean knives
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Prepare and cook meat and poultry dishes
  • Prepare and cook fish dishes
  • Prepare and cook vegetables
  • Prepare and cook hot sauces
  • Prepare and cook soups
  • Prepare and cook bread and dough products
  • Prepare and cook egg dishes

You will cover a minimum of 37 credits which will consist of some of the following units for your food and beverages services qualification.

  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Provide a counter and takeaway service
  • Serve food at a table
  • Serve alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Prepare and serve wines
  • Prepare and clear areas for counter and takeaway service
  • Prepare and clear areas for table service
  • Prepare and clear the bar area
  • Maintain and deal with payments

What are the entry requirements?

This is a progression course and you must have successfully completed the Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Catering Craft and have achieved Functional Skills in English and maths.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

The Laurence Building boasts new facilities throughout including an IT suite, modern kitchens and a stunning restaurant within the faculty; as well as being located in comfortable and pleasant surroundings.

What can the course lead on to?

You can do a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) to further your training and broaden your career opportunities, either as a full-time programme or as an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to purchase uniform, knives and equipment costing approximately £300.00 This equipment will last you for your entire programme and will positively help start your career in the catering and hospitality sector.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.


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