Level Two VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking)

This course follows on from VRQ level one programme and helps you to practise and develop your skills in the kitchen.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part-time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details. 

What will I study?

  • Practical classes
  • Theory work to support your practical evidence
  • Food preparation and cooking 
  • Food and drink service
  • Food hygiene
  • Health and safety

You will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level Two VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cookery)
  • Level Two Award in Food Safety in Catering

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed with a range of 8 practical tasks and two synoptic practical tests and 5 written assignments and complete short answer questions.  

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade D/3 and above
  • Or level one diploma
  • Or introductory diploma
  • Or NVQ level one
  • Or equivalent

Applications from mature students without the above qualifications are welcomed and will be considered on an individual basis.

What next?

You could get a job in the hospitality and catering industry, in Britain or abroad. You could work in a hotel, in a restaurant, in a public house, or a canteen. You may even work at sea or join the uniformed services. The hospitality and catering industry employs more people worldwide than any other industry so there are excellent employment prospects.

However, many of our students enjoy the course and progress to our Level Three NVQ Diploma in Professional Catering Learners may also obtain a catering specific apprenticeship in the workplace.

Additional information

You will need to purchase a uniform from the College supplier.

It is also advisable that learners purchase a practical cookery book to assist learning.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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