Catering - Professional Cookery Level 2

Develop the practical skills and knowledge required to work within a professional kitchen as a commis chef. Units include teamwork, food safety, health and safety, meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, hot sauces, soup, dough products, pastry, and desserts. Working within our professional kitchens, you will prepare, cook and present a range of dishes to be served in the Kings Bistro, which is open to the public.




Level 2

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60078 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

Teamwork, health & safety, food safety, knife skills, meat, poultry, vegetables, soup, sauces, dough, desserts and pastry.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum four grade 3-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 1 course, and English and/or maths at grade 3.

How will I be assessed?

You will build a portfolio of evidence based on continuous assessment within our kitchens. Assessment will be by a variety of methods including practical observation, work products and questioning.

What qualification will I achieve?

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

What can I do after completing this course?

The skills developed could lead to a position as a commis chef with in a professional kitchen. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills further by progressing on to Level 3 NVQ Professional Cookery or Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to purchase a set of Chef's Whites, front of house uniform, safety shoes, a set of knives and a Practical Cookery. These are ordered from our supplier at a cost of approximately £200. This equipment/uniform will also cover Level 3 if you wish to progress.

Additional Info

If you have not achieved a GCSE in maths and/or English at Grade 4 or above, you will continue to study these subjects as a compulsory part of your programme. It is a requirement of the course that all learners will complete a period of work experience.