Accessibility links

Professional Cookery Apprenticeship at Hull College Group

Course description

This course is for learners who wish to gain a recognised catering qualification whilst working in industry, in establishments such as Restaurants, Hotels, Public Houses and Café Bars.

A foundation Apprenticeship, validated by City and Guilds, comprising of the following framework:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) – Technical Certificate
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Course content

Learners will complete a variety of units to make up their NVQ, which will include:

  • Soups and sauces
  • Vegetables
  • Rice dishes
  • Fish dishes
  • Meat and poultry dishes
  • Health and safety
  • Food safety
  • Use of knives
  • Other units are available and the NVQ can be adapted to suit the apprentices place of employment.

Entry requirements

GCSE grades A-D in Maths and English, successful college interview, Skills assessment, assessment of Maths and English, interview with employer and 2 week work trial.


  • The NVQ course is broken down into units.  When you have completed this section you will be assessed on your practical skills and questioned about your theoretical knowledge.
  • When you have completed all required units you will be awarded the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery.  You will only be awarded the Apprenticeship on successful completion of the full framework.

Future opportunities

Successful completion at this level could lead to the opportunity to complete a part-time Level 3, Advanced Apprenticeship or seek employment in industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

Key information


  • More information
    • Whether you are cooking within a working restaurant, assisting models at a fashion show, providing beauty treatments to the public, caring for children in a play group or acting in front of a live audience, you’ll be guaranteed an enjoyable and valuable college experience.

      We want you to enjoy your time at Hull College and to help you make the most of your study time and free time too. Students are able to take part in a wide range of social and recreational activities for our students to participate in when they are not studying, as well as discounts, competitions and give-aways. The College is also fortunate to have an active Student Union which hosts an annual ‘Freshers’ Fair’ for students at the beginning of the Autumn term and organises social events throughout the year.

      Hull College students benefit from some of the best facilities in the country – and that’s official! Our most recent Ofsted report stated that the College has “outstanding specialist facilities”.