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Pub Chef Operations Level 2 BIIAB Certificate at Ashfield School

Course description

Hospitality is the third largest industry in the UK, with over 2.5 million people employed in roles from cooking and serving food and drinks to organising events and managing 5 star hotels. With on average of 5000 vacancies at any time within the Hospitality sector; pubs, cafes, hotels and restaurants are looking for people with skills and knowledge of preparing, cooking and serving food.

This qualification will allow you to work in a professional kitchen and understand how it operates whilst gaining industry recognised qualifications such as Food Safety Level 2 and Health and Safety Level 2. You will have practical training in knife skills and, once competent, you will be preparing and serving carvery menus and catering for events for up to 200 people, gaining experience that employers are looking for. This is a one-year programme and can be taken in conjunction with our Certificate in Hospitality and Catering: Professional Cookery qualification to make a larger comprehensive hospitality course or could be taken independently alongside other courses in the L2 pathway.

Course content

  • Unit 1 Food safety in Catering
  • Unit 2 Health and safety in the work place
  • Unit 3 Principles of how to maintain, handle and clean knives
  • Unit 4 Principles of setting up and closing the kitchen
  • Unit 5 Principles of producing basic vegetable dishes
  • Unit 6 Principles of basic poultry dishes
  • Unit 7 Principles of providing a buffet and carvery service
  • Unit 8 Cooking theory
  • Unit 9 Stock control
  • Unit 10 Legal and social responsibilities of a personal license holder
  • Unit 11 Effective team work

Entry requirements

2 A*-C grades or equivalent.


UNITS 1,2,8,10 are all assessed by online multiple choice tests, the rest are short answer questions with some professional discussions used to gather evidence of competency. The programme is Pass or Fail only, and units are planned throughout the year and undertaken when students are deemed competent.

Future opportunities

Career prospects are excellent; progression into an apprenticeship and possible kitchen management, later options will open into food and menu development, training or running your own kitchen, to working with a national Pub brand to the Armed forces. It also counts as one of the 5 A*-C grades required for entry onto level 3 courses at Ashfield Post 16.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashfield School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year