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Entry requirements

Students must have achieved one of the following Level 1 courses: Foundation Diploma in Hospitality, Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery or NVQ Preparation and Cooking. You will also need to have achieved 3 GCSEs at grade 4/C, including Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.


One year.

What will I study?

The content of this qualification is designed to meet the needs of candidates who want to work as chefs in the catering and hospitality sector by providing them with a wide range of high quality cooking skills that they can apply across a range of catering contexts.

Units covered include:

  • Healthier Food and Special Diets
  • Investigate the Hospitality and Catering Industry
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Health and Safety Awareness for Catering and Hospitality
  • Catering Operations, Costs and Menu-planning
  • Apply Workplace Skills

You will prepare and cook the following: stock, soups, sauces, vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, meats, shellfish, grains, pasta, puddings, dough products, pastry, cakes and biscuits.

How will I be assessed?

Written assignments, short answer tests and practical examinations.

What could it lead to?

Students may progress into employment, or onto Level 3 Professional Cookery, Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery or Level 3 Hospitality Supervision courses.

Potential job occupations include:

  • Chef
  • Catering assistant
  • Cook
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