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Professional Cookery - Level 2 Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

This course is aimed at those who want to develop their cookery skills and pursue a career as a professional chef. You will study a variety of practical and theoretical units which will develop your skills and knowledge in preparation for employment.

Course content

Have access to industry-standard equipment and facilities.
Train under the guidance of qualified chefs.
Gain important team-work skills which are essential in a busy food environment

Entry requirements

  • GCSE maths with at least 3 points (grade D) plus GCSE English with at least 4 points (grade C) OR
  • A Level 1 Hospitality and catering qualification OR
  • Relevant industry experience

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.


A practical assessment, theoretical assessment - once you have gained sufficient knowledge of the subject, externally set assignments and multiple choice tests.

Future opportunities

Employment within a professional kitchen environment via an apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.