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Professional Cookery (City & Guilds) (Apprenticeship) at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This Level 2 Apprentice course is ideally suited for those who have studied the Level 1 course in Cookery and wish to improve their abilities academically whilst using what they've learnt in the classroom to progress their talents in the workplace.

You will learn more in-depth about how to prepare specific dishes and cuisines as well as understanding portion control and the benefits of healthy eating. Additionally to this you will learn to understand employment rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

Course content

A range of subject areas including:

- Employment Rights and Responsibilities,
- Working effectively as part of a hospitality team,
- Food safety,
- Prepare and cook healthy meals,
- Skills to produce a variety of dishes using different cooking methods,
- Principles of kitchen documents,
- Portion control.

Entry requirements

You will need the following to gain entry on to the course:

- Employed within the industry,
- Reference from current employer,
- Assessment of Maths and English.


Assessment is by practical observations, course work, assignments and external tests.

Future opportunities

Opportunities of working as a Commis Chef which could include restaurants, hotels and casinos.

Further information

This course is aimed at anyone working in or who are seeking to start a career as a chef within the Hospitality industry.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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