Vocational Course

Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma

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About this course

This practical course is the next step towards an exciting career in Catering.

Having learned the basics at Level 1 you will get hands-on experience of cooking a range of dishes in our training and production kitchen.

The production kitchen supplies the College Restaurant and our paying guests.

What will I learn?

Course content includes:

  • Investigate the Catering & Hospitality industry
  • Food Safety in Catering Level 2
  • Health & Safety in Catering & Hospitality
  • Healthier Eating and Special Diets
  • Kitchen Operations, Costs and Menu Planning
  • Professional Cookery Craft Assessment

You will also have the opportunity to prepare and cook the following:

  • Stocks, Soups and Sauces
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Meat and Offal
  • Poultry
  • Fish and Shellfish
  • Rice, Pasta, Grains and Egg Dishes
  • Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings
  • Paste Products
  • Biscuit, Cake and Sponge Products
  • Fermented Dough Products

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take the form of assignments, tests, skills tests and synoptic exams.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 3 GCSEs with 1 subject at grade D and English and Maths at grade 2 (grade E)

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery, Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery Diploma or Travel & Tourism with Hospitality
  • Careers - employment as a commis chef or any junior position in catering

Additional Information

Throughout the year you will participate in a range of educational visits and have an opportunity to take part in a residential trip.

You will participate in work experience in a kitchen in the hospitality industry and have an option of playing a part in the annual Hospitality Star competition.