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Professional Cookery (Chef Programme) Level 2 at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

The Diploma in Professional Cookery is a natural progression from the Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 1 and is part of the Professional Chef Programme.

Course content

This full time course has been devised through collaboration between City and Guilds, industry and education. It takes into account the latest approach to food safety, health and safety legislation and current industry practices. This is a taught programme with graded assessments. There are practical cookery classes, lectures and tutorials. The course is based on realistic working practice which includes the running of a commercial restaurant, production kitchen and coffee shop. Private and individual study may be undertaken in the learning resource centre or the business workshop that contains relevant hospitality and catering textbooks and journals.

Entry requirements

Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 1. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.


The Diploma is a unit based qualification, with each unit assessed by a combination of externally set assignments and online multiple choice tests. Craft units are assessed by a series of practical assessments covering a range of different commodities.

Future opportunities

On completion, students may progress to Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery or an NVQ Level 3 in Supervision and Leadership. Both Level 3 courses could lead to a Foundation Degree. This qualification is an excellent starting point to enter employment.

Further information

The course is suitable for people interested in pursuing a career in catering in hotels, restaurants, public houses, hospitals, outside events, corporate catering and many other areas. This course is made up of various qualifications which include: Diploma in Professional Cookery, Functional Skills at the appropriate level, including English, Numeracy and Information Communication Technology. students will be able to prepare and cook a range of commodities. The content of this qualification is underpinned by the belief that to work as a successful chef in the catering industry it is essential to have a good foundation in a wide range of high quality cooking skills and to be able to apply them across a range of catering contexts. You will be required to purchase a set of chefÕs knives and a kitchen uniform (whites), and a food service uniform. It is essential to wear protective clothing to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act. The correct uniform is also an integral part of the assessment process.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: F1059
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  • Number of planned places: 24


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    • At the Cauldon campus of Stoke on Trent College, the following subject areas are based:

      Business, IT and Computing

      Child Care

      Health and Social Care

      Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies

      Hospitality and Catering

      Public Services and Army Preparation

      Sports and Sport Science

      Travel and Tourism

      Foundation Learning