Professional Chef - Level 2 Diploma at City of Oxford College
Develop your skills knowledge and experience by doing the Level 2 Professional Chef’s Diploma. It builds nicely on the skills acquired at Level 1 so you can start a career or aim for an advanced-level qualification.
Working in our modern kitchens, restaurant and bar will help you to further develop your communications, organisational team working and interpersonal skills. Other benefits include improved time management skills, the experience of working under pressure and a degree of supervisory work.
This course is made up of fourteen units. In the practical units you learn to cook meat, poultry, fish, sauces, stocks and vegetables. In the theory units you cover topics such as health and safety, kitchen operations and workplace skills. You also undertake the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service where you will further develop skills gained at Level 1, including silver service skills.
You learn by doing practical activities working in our on-campus kitchens and restaurants, and by taking on some supervisory responsibilities. All of this takes place in a realistic working environment.
Applicants for a Level 2 programme will normally have at least 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above and/or a completed Level 1 award- GCSEs to include English, and Maths at Grade D or above, or Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications, and the willingness to study for an additional qualification in English and/or Maths. If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
Successful completion can take you to the City & Guilds NVQ 3 Advanced Professional Cookery course or the Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Leadership and Supervision. Alternatively you could enter the hospitality industry at a qualified operational level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.