This is a work-related qualification that will develop your skills around core subject areas that are essential to working in the catering industry.  This is the first step into Professional Cookery.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of this qualification and recommendation of the teaching team, you could progress to an Advanced Qualification at Level 3 such as VRQ3 in Kitchen and Larder or VRQ3 Patisserie & Confectionery.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

There are no formal entry requirements although you will need to show a strong commitment to pursuing a career in food preparation & cookery.  Ideally, have English and Maths at Level 1 or above.  If you are employed within a Professional kitchen already - then you should be doing an Apprentice course

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
SGL2PQ0025 06/09/2021 N/A £1425.00 £1425.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

NB - If you leave after the first four weeks, you will be liable to pay the full fees for the remainder of the academic year.  You are also liable to repay any assisted funding you have recieved (This includes any uniform/travel assistance)

Associated Costs 

Click here to download the relevant uniform list for this course. If you already have a kit, the minimum requirement is a College logo jacket, and the small blue-checked trousers.

For progressing students there is a Uniform Top Up list for replacement/additional items

 

Course content

Course Content 

Areas of study include:

  • Meat Cookery

  • Fish Cookery

  • Vegetable Preparation & Cookery

  • Soups

  • Hot Sauces

  • Patisserie Skills

  • Health & Safety

  • Food Hygiene

More info

Start Day/Time 

September, Tuesdays (but confirmed on enrolment)

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

NVQ Level 2

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Service Industries and Humanities - Hospitality and Catering

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

NVQ Level 2

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds