Hospitality & Catering Level 2

Our exciting Level 2 course will help you build and strengthen the skills you need to work in a professional hospitality and catering environment. You will begin to fine-tune your cookery skills and learn how to make stocks, soups, and sauces while getting to know different types of equipment used in a professional kitchen.


Hastings (Station Plaza)


Level 2

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60171 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

Over the course of the year you will build on the skills you have learned from previous study, and develop new skills preparing and cooking; stocks, soups, sauces, fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, rice, pasta, grains, egg dishes, desserts, puddings, biscuits, cakes, sponges and fermented dough products.

Along with getting to know the types of equipment used in a professional kitchen you will also be gaining a thorough understanding of the importance of food safety and health and safety in the kitchen; explore a range of healthier foods, diets, and dietary requirements; understand catering operations, maintaining the payment point and design and planning of the menu. You will be able to practise these skills in our fully-equipped kitchens and fully-functioning restaurant at our Station Plaza campus.

By the end of the course you will have a solid understanding of the workings of a professional restaurant and kitchen and will have developed your skills further skills to help you find employment or progress onto further study.

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 be assessed by way of observation and short answer question papers culminating with a synoptic assessment and the end of the course.

What qualification will I achieve?

By the end of this course you will have achieved a City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Skills & City & Guilds Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service

What can I do after completing this course?

The course is an excellent starting point for further training on an advanced Level 3 qualification, such as our Kitchen & Larder or Patisserie course.

You may also choose to start your career in the industry as a Commis chef, contract caterer, cook, events coordinator, kitchen assistant, or junior chef.

Are there any extra costs?

During the course you will be required to wear a uniform, which will cost approximately £220. You may also have the opportunity to visit a number of catering and cooking events which may incur additional costs.