Award Crest
York College

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 C, including Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.

Dates and Times

Start date: 20th September 2017

End date: 6th July 2018

There are various times available, please contact the Info Zone on 01904 770400 for more information.

Course Content

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.


Written assignments, short answer tests and practical examinations.


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

Course Fees


Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

Applications should be made to the College and you may be required to have an interview. You can apply online on the web page of your chosen course, collect an application form from the College, or request a paper or PDF copy from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01904 770400.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


Course Enquiry

Please type your full name.
Invalid email address.
Please tell us about your enquiry