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Catering & Hospitality Food Preparation & Cookery Level 2 Technical Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This programme is for learners who are interested in pursuing a career within the highly challenging industry of catering and hospitality.

Course content

You will develop an awareness of health and safety related to food preparation, learning practical knife skills, menu planning, preparation and cook an extensive range of foods to include: Stocks, soups and sauces, fruit and vegetable, meat and offal, poultry, fish and shellfish, rice, pasta and grains, egg dishes, desserts and puddings and bakery products. You will also study an additional qualification in food and beverage service. As part of this programme of study students will also study Functional Skills Maths and English plus work experience to develop employability skills.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


Through continual practical assessment and online tests.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Learners successfully completing this qualification may progress to a Professional Cookery Level 3 full-time course or apprenticeship programme.

Further information

All learners will be required to purchase a chef uniform and small kit. High attendance is essential for successful completion of this programme.

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: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.