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Food Industry Skills Diploma level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

This course is for those that have gained a level 1 cookery qualification or have relevant experience as a professional chef/cook with the desire to develop their craft skills. The course will give you the required skills to progress into the food manufacturing or industrial catering environments. You will also complete work experience within a fresh food establishment so as to gain the essential experience of a real working environment. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

Working with only fresh produce the course will cover desserts, artisan breads, pastries and sauces, including the preparation, cooking and presentation of fresh meat and fish dishes. You will also work set weeks on a rota basis within our fresh food café, preparing homemade cakes, sandwiches and cooked to order lunches, you will also learn and develop excellent customer service skills. You will learn excellent team working skills alongside gaining a sound knowledge of health and food safety.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


This course is very much focused on developing practical skills as part of your coursework and all assessments are observation based and the qualification is gained through the completion of units. Alongside your practical assessments you will be required to complete a set of knowledge based written questions so as to show understanding.

Financial information

Material fee £120.00. There are trips to top London based hotels and restaurants which form part of your course. You will need a full set of catering knives and chefs whites, details of a recommended supplier provided on application, continuing learners may only need to replace some items.

Future opportunities

The next step after successful completion of this course will be employment or an apprenticeship in either food manufacture industry or the hospitality industry. The college advertises many job vacancies within these industries and full, support and guidance for all career opportunities are available for you as part of your course.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2017
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