About the course

This course can help you become a chef or progress to a more advanced cookery course. You'll gain a high standard of cookery skills and have the option to learn other workplace essentials like health and safety in a kitchen. This qualification is ideal if you want to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector. It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry.

What you will study

  • Food safety and preparation
  • Serving food and drink
  • Healthy eating
  • Using kitchen equipment
  • Cooking basic food items and dishes
  • Job opportunities in the hospitality industry


  • All the assessments for this qualification will be through practical demonstration and assignments, which means you won’t need to sit any formal examinations
  • You will undertake a study programme including Functional Skills in English and maths depending on prior results

Entry requirements

  • GCSEs - grades A*-E/9-1 in English and maths
  • Selection is by interview and internal tests
  • You must have an interest in or be working in the catering industry

Moving forward

  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery 

Additional information:

  • You will have the opportunity to develop your employability skills through working in our student run restaurant, BR6 and The Bakehouse.

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