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Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma at South Cheshire College

Course description

The Diploma in Professional Cookery takes into account the latest approach to food safety, health and safety legislation and current industry practices. The content of this course provide progression for Level 1 learners who achieved the Diploma in introduction to Professional Cookery. A range of topics are covered including, kitchen operations, costs and menu planning, how to prepare and cook stock, soups and sauces, poultry, fish and shellfish, meat and offal, desserts and puddings, and bakery products. On completion of this qualification you will be able to enter employment at a junior chef level within a commercial kitchen.

Course content

The content of this qualification will ensure that learners build on the foundation skills developed in the Level 1 Certificate or within the workplace. Learners will be able to prepare and cook a range of commodities. Whilst the investigative and theoretical units provide a broad understanding of all aspects of kitchen operations, essential for those aspiring to work in the hospitality industry.

Topics include:

  • Investigate the hospitality and catering industry
  • Kitchen operations, costs and menu planning
  • Healthy food and special diets
  • Prepare and cook sauces, soups and stocks
  • Prepare and cook poultry
  • Prepare and cook fish and shellfish
  • Prepare and cook vegetables and pulses
  • Prepare and cook desserts and puddings
  • Prepare and cook bakery products
  • Applying workplace skills

Entry requirements

2 GCSE at grade D plus English (and Maths at grade C) and have completed the Level 1 Introduction to Professional Cookery Certificate or can demonstrate relevant industrial experience or other qualifications.

Future opportunities

The course provides access for all skill levels and abilities and offers the opportunities to progress to a higher level. On completion of this qualification learners may progress into employment or to the following qualifications: Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery; or level 3 Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery or apply for an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.