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Professional Cookery (and Food and Beverage Service) Level 2 NVQ Diploma at Exeter College

Course description

This progression course will build on the skills and knowledge you have gained whilst studying the NVQ Level 1 programme, providing you with the opportunity to further develop your craft skills in both culinary and food service operations. The programme will teach you the theory, preparation and cooking of a wide variety of dishes and hospitality service in all areas.

You will work towards level 2 qualifications in food and drinks service and professional cookery within the real working environment of the @thirty-four training restaurant.

Course content

You will cover a minimum of 58 credits which will consist of some of the following units:

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Maintain, handle and clean knives
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Prepare and cook meat and poultry dishes
  • Prepare and cook fish dishes
  • Prepare and cook vegetables
  • Prepare and cook hot sauces
  • Prepare and cook soups
  • Prepare and cook bread and dough products
  • Prepare and cook egg dishes

You will cover a minimum of 37 credits which will consist of some of the following units for your food and beverages services qualification.

  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Provide a counter and takeaway service
  • Serve food at a table
  • Serve alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Prepare and serve wines
  • Prepare and clear areas for counter and takeaway service
  • Prepare and clear areas for table service
  • Prepare and clear the bar area
  • Maintain and deal with payments

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed the Level 1 NVQ Catering Craft and have achieved Functional Skills in English and maths.

Financial information

You will need to purchase uniform, knives and equipment costing approximately £300.00 This equipment will last you for your entire programme and will positively help start your career in the catering and hospitality sector.


Future opportunities

You can do a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) to further your training and broaden your career opportunities, either as a full-time programme or as an Advanced Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Exeter College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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