Catering & Hospitality


Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £1,292 p/ year
24+ £1,292 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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The Level 2 Culinary Skills qualifications will suit you if you have some basic skills and experience as a chef notably by passing the Level 1 Culinary Skills or by having relevant industrial experience. The Level 2 Culinary Skills will help you gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role in the future

Aims of the course

The Culinary Skills qualifications can help you find a job as a: Catering assistant Commis Chef / Chef De Partie

Unit Breakdown

To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills, learners must achieve a total of 46 credits. 36 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 10 credits from the optional units. You'll cover; Food safety Health and safety in catering Healthier foods Costs and menu planning relative to the units which are being delivered Preparing and cooking different foods as indicated within City and Guilds guidelines Preparing and cooking different pastry dishes (hot and cold desserts)

Assessment Method

Observation and written questions

Progression Opportunities

Subject to attendance and internal assessments, after taking the Level 2 qualification you could move on to: Level 3 (NVQ) Professional Cookery (7133) Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (Kitchen & Larder) (7100) Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionary (7120)

Career Options

Work in the hospitality Industry as a Commis Chef / Chef de Partie

What can I earn as a chef? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified chef or catering professional you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Chefs start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3 years' experience Restaurant managers start on around £15,000 year and can earn £22,000 with 3 years' experience

If you're thinking this sounds like you, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our former students have gone on to work at some of the most famous restaurants and hotels in the world including The Ritz Hotel ? and with the right training and experience, there's no reason why you shouldn't follow them. To find out more go to or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above


You will be provided with up to date kitchens including: Cooking facilities which will enable you to have full access to ovens / ranges, grills, griddles and deep fat fryers, excellent worktop space with washing facilities (hand washing, food preparation and washing up), excellent Refrigeration space, and small and large equipment. To enable you to pass the course you will provided with IT systems= e-me, Hodder Level 2 theory workshops and online assessment tracking facilities The course will be delivered through practical kitchen classes with practice and assessments plus theory questions set by City and Guilds

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To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

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