Adult Courses

Food Production and Cooking (Level 2 NVQ Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

You will need to attend a college interview and assessment prior to enrolment.


This course is FREE for most, find out more

On this course, you may be eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, find out more

The course is designed to cater for the need of people with young children or who work part-time, it runs two days per week from 9.30 am to 3 pm.

Maybe you are simply looking for a career change, or already have some basic skills and experience in the hospitality industry? Perhaps you want to gain a formal qualification to take on a more senior role?

You will be interviewed before the course begins to discuss your career goals and aspirations, this will enable our team to create a personalised learning journey to get you to where you want to be.

On the course you will gain a strong understanding of all aspects of professional food preparation and cooking. From day one you will be treated and expected to act like a professional chef/ food service operative. It’s all about building your employability skills, so we guarantee your training environment will be relevant, professional and vibrant to provide you with all the tools you need to make it in this wonderful industry.

Alongside your culinary studies we will work to build your soft skills, confidence, self-esteem, resilience, professionalism and time management, essential requirements for a successful future!

This is a one year qualification where you will be placed on a learning programme including Level 2 basic food hygiene.

  • Assessment Criteria

    This qualification is achieved with a combination of practical as well as externally set assignments.

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What Can This Course Lead To

On completion of this course, you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery or Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision

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