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Food Production & Cooking Level 2 Apprenticeship at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This course is for people who would like a qualification in Catering, who wish to work, as well as study. You must secure employment and be given day release to attend college one day a week (this is usually a Monday as these are quiet days within our industry). Both the employer and the college must agree to you joining the apprenticeship scheme. You will have one year to complete the course.

All aspects of cooking are covered. The units you can achieve depend on the range of foods or service your employer provides. i.e. if your restaurant does not serve any pasta dishes you will not be able to complete the pasta section.

Entry requirements

You have to obtain employment on an apprenticeship (we have some vacancies on our college website).


An assessor will call at your place of work on an agreed date and watch you work. They will record how and what you have achieved and take photos as evidence. You will be given feedback on your work and the arrangements for the following week's observations.

There are a few compulsory subjects, such as health and safety and hygiene, that must be completed the others are in agreement with the assessor and yourself.

Future opportunities

Apply via our website for a position on an apprenticeship in hospitality or find and employer who will take on an apprentice (if you choose this route the employer will have to be assessed from the apprenticeship scheme).

This can lead to employment with your current employer (as an apprentice you will only be on a yearly contract). This could enhance your chances of employment in another establishment. Good candidates may also be offered the chance to do an NVQ Level 3 at Havering College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2016

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