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

Course description

This course is designed to provide hands on experience in the kitchen and front of house to prepare you for the diverse demands of the hospitality industry. If you want to progress to employment in roles of general cook, catering assistant, or work as part of a team within the catering industry then this course is for you.

Course content

Students are required to study mandatory units which cover aspects of maintaining safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working as part of a catering team and maintaining food safety.

Entry requirements


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


Continual assessment through practical observation, oral questioning and written end tests.

Financial information

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

Future opportunities

Employment within the industry. Progression to Advanced Apprenticeship or a Level 3 Catering qualification.

Further information

You will be expected to buy a Chef's uniform and kit. All students will be expected to attend external work experience. High attendance on the course is a requirement for success.

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: 30 November 2018

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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.