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Professional Cookery Level 2 at Gateshead College

Course description

If you have a passion for food and would like a career in professional cookery, this year-long, nationally recognised qualification will help you develop the skills and knowledge that this fast-paced industry requires.


Course content

Training in our professional standard kitchens you'll studying a range of techniques involved in preparing and cooking different types of dishes including:

  • Pastry
  • Bread
  • Shellfish
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Soups and stocks
  • Desserts.

You'll also complete qualifications in Food Service and Food Hygiene, Health & Safety to give you the edge when interviewing for jobs. You'll also have the opportunity to achieve vital Maths and English qualifications.

Entry requirements

  • This course is Level 2 - you should have appropriate vocational qualifications at Level 1 or some GCSEs at grade D or above, preferably including English and maths.
  • We welcome all applicants without any prior experience or knowledge in this area. You will need motivation to achieve and have a passion to gain skills enabling you to progress this as a career in the future.


You will be assessed throughout the course in both practical and theory work.

Financial information

During the course you will need to wear a Gateshead College catering uniform which you will need to buy, along with a course book and knife kit.

Funding is available and we'll discuss this with you at your interview or induction.

Future opportunities

On completion of the course, you can progress into the hospitality or catering industry or onto our Level 3 Professional Cookery.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gateshead College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016

Key information


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    • Gateshead College's Baltic Campus is located on the Gateshead quayside, just minutes from Newcastle City Centre and its attractions.

      The College is situated behind the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead.

      The College has its own car park, but at busy times alternative parking is available nearby.

      There is a charge for parking. Students can apply for a permit to allow free parking during study time.