Professional Cookery - Level 2 Diploma

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Start Date: 3 January 2025
Attendance: Part Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: Adults
Start Date: 12 September 2024
Attendance: Part Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: Adults

About The Course

This course enables you to develop the foundation of cookery skills and knowledge required to develop and progress in your career as a chef.

What Will I Study?

Topics covered can include:

  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Food Technology, Commodities and Basic Skills
  • Stocks, sauces and soups
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Vegetable and potato dishes
  • Eggs, pasta and rice
  • Butchery including poultry, meat, offal and game, including whole carcasses
  • Sous vide modern cookery techniques
  • Curing, smoking and other preserves
  • Contemporary presentations

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • A relevant Level 1 qualification
  • To be working in the hospitality industry as a chef/cook
  • A good understanding of English

All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The course is assessed throughout with practical assignments and written tests.

What Will It Cost?

Adults - Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2


If you will be aged 19+ on 31st August prior to the start date of your course, up to Level 2, then your study with us will be free. You must have lived for 3 years within the EU/EEA/UK prior to the start of your course, you must have lived in the UK before 1st January 2021 and you must have permission to live in the UK for at least 12 months from the first day of learning. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

ADULTS

Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances.

Additional Costs

You will be expected to purchase the required uniform and equipment for the programme, which reflect both industry norms and safety requirements. These should specifically conform to Westminster Kingsway College standards and are approximately £350; further information will be provided at enrolment. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

You can continue working as a cook/chef within the hospitality industry, with potential to be promoted, and could progress onto a Level 3 course.

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