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Food Production and Cooking Apprenticeship Level 2 at New College Nottingham

Course description

If you’d like to enhance your skills in professional cookery whilst earning a wage at the same time, this Apprenticeship could be perfect for you.

You’ll gain the practical skills needed for the industry whilst being supported by a team of professional ncn assessors and your own employer.

Course content

This Apprenticeship will cover a range of mandatory and optional units. The key topics are:​

• Level 2 Food Production & Cooking NVQ
• Keyskills/Functional Skills
• Technical Certificate
• Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Mandatory units cover health and safety, food hygiene and working effectively as part of a hospitality team.

Optional units (A) include:

• Produce basic fish dishes
• Produce basic meat dishes
• Produce basic vegetable dishes
• Cook-freeze food
• Produce basic rice, pulse and grain dishes
• Produce basic pasta dishes
• Produce basic bread and dough products
• Produce basic pastry products
• Produce basic cakes, sponges & scones
• Produce basic hot and cold desserts
• Produce flour, dough & tray-baked products

Optional units (B) include:

• Produce basic egg dishes
• Produce healthier dishes
• Maintain an efficient use of food resources
• Maintain an efficient use of resources in the kitchen
• Prepare, operate & clean specialist food preparation & cooking equipment
• Nutrition
• Prepare & cook food to meet the requirements of allergy sufferers
• Prepare meals to meet relevant nutritional standards set for school meals
• Promote new menu items
• Present menu items according to a defined brand standard
• Maintain and deal with payments

To achieve the full qualification students must attain a minimum of 40 credits in total. This comprises of:

• All of the mandatory units (10 credits)
• A minimum of 16 credits from section A
• A minimum of 14 credits from section B

Units will be discussed with your assessor and selected for the appropriate job role and training purpose.

As part of this training programme you can expect your employee to contribute towards the development of menus and recipes.

Entry requirements

Students must: 

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Not be in full-time education or on any other training programme
  • Have lived in the UK for the past three years
  • Students will be expected to have a contract to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. This must be paid employment. However, you can still apply for this course if you are actively seeking employment, but this must be in place before you can commence the training. 

There are no formal entry requirements for any level, however the employer may stipulate entry qualifications when recruiting an apprentice to a particular job role. 

As there may be different entry requirements for apprenticeships, depending on the occupational sector, all students are required to have an initial assessment test.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 April 2016

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