16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

Culinary Skills: Professional Chef (Level 2)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

Grade 3 English Language GCSE or L1 Functional Skill English, Grade 3 Maths GCSE or L1 Functional Skill Maths, 4 GCSEs at Grade 3

Course information

This course is designed for those who are keen to pursue a career as a professional chef in hospitality and catering establishments. This programme will develop the knowledge that you will have gained on a Level 1 course and it will teach you a variety of catering craft skills to a high standard. It will provide you with the latest skills and approach to hospitality industry practices, food safety, and health and safety.

It will also give you a good foundation in a wide range of cooking skills to apply across a variety of catering contexts. All of this is essential grounding for those keen to progress in catering and to develop high standards. Practical work features strongly in this course.

You will learn how to prepare, cook, and present a range of food items which will include meat, fish and poultry, vegetables, soups and sauces, and desserts. Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects New City College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

It’s also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students’ Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.

You will have the opportunity to have paid work in our award winning restaurant OKN1 or Rouge and work with our professional chefs on exciting outside catering events.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery or Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision

Employment as catering assistant or at junior position in catering

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