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Level 2 Professional Cookery

Level 2 Professional Cookery


Hospitality and Catering

Catering Course


This course is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to work in a professional kitchen. It is designed to enhance and develop food preparation and cooking skills.


  • NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation and Cooking or equivalent
  • College Certificate Food Safety in Catering
  • Functional skills and/or GCSEs at an appropriate level. Other opportunities include competition work.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are a relevant Level 1 qualification or 12-18 months of recent industry experience plus a reference.


Kitchen uniform, basic knife set, probe, coursebook, stationery. The uniform will need to be purchased by the student. If financial assistance is needed, please contact our bursary team.

Mode of Study


Course Features

Level 2

Full Time





Courses are free for 16-18 who have not studied higher than GCSE's. Even if you have studied a different course at college or sixth form we may still be able to help. Speak to the admissions team for more information. There maybe free or reduced costs for adults, contact the admissions team to see if you are eligible.

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William Vorajee – Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

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Food Beverage William Vorajee

William Vorajee  “I enjoy my course and interacting with people, making some great friends along the way. I have participated in competitions since joining the college and won Best in Class and Silver at the Salon[...]

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Sam Kirton – Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Type of Case Study

Food Beverage Case Study Sam Kirton

Sam Kirton “I really enjoy my course, particularly the social aspect, both with my peers and with the restaurant customers. I hope to work my way up through a job in the industry when I finish my course. I would[...]

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Luke Rowton – Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Type of Case Study

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Luke Rowton “The favourite part of my course is working as part of a team. I have developed my customer service skills and my confidence has really grown since I’ve started the course. I am[...]

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On successful completion of this course, you may progress onto a Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

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