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Part-time Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

Course Name 
Part-time Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 2
Start Date September
Duration 1 year
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Offering Code DPL2PFC1D000
Course Overview

These employer approved qualifications provide quality employability skills for the hospitality sector. Specifically, this qualification will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a professional cooking environment.

This qualification is ideal for someone embarking on a career within the hospitality industry of for someone within the industry wishing to develop existing skills by gaining a formal qualification potentially improving their employability.

What you will Study

The qualification consists of four mandatory Units: -

  • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Maintain, handle and clean knives

Optional units include;

  • Prepare, cook and finish fish for basic dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish meat for basic dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish poultry for basic dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish vegetables for basic dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic bread and dough products
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic pastry products
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic cold and hot desserts
How you will Learn Practical based work will be undertaken in a production kitchen (Realistic Work Environment). Underpinning knowledge will be undertaken in the classroom theory classes and in support workshops.
Course Structure Classroom based: 20% Practical work: 80%
How you will be Assessed

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to complete the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

  • Observed work
  • Witness statements
  • Written questions
  • Oral questions
  • Written workbooks
Entry Requirements No formal qualifications are required, industry experience can be helpful. A pre-entry interview will be required and will assess your ability to manage the course.
Attendance Expectations One day per week.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2022/23

Tuition Fee £1,218.00

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Further Study

On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; Qualifications you could progress to include:

C&G Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

Career Opportunities

This qualification will boost your career within the Hospitality & Catering industry.

You may wish to seek employment as:

  • Chef/Cook
  • Craft Chef
  • Commis Chef
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Kitchen Support Staff
How to Apply

Please complete part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Mark Fulton on 01924 789371 or contact Course Information on 01924 789111. or Email

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Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Hospitality & Catering
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 29 June 2022 16:52

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