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Professional Cookery Level 2 Apprenticeship at Reading College

Course description

The Professional Cookery Apprenticeship is for those working in the industry wishing to pursue a career in an ever-changing and exciting field. An Apprenticeship combines hands-on learning at work with studying at college. This allows you to learn on the job while gaining knowledge nationally recognised qualifications and earn money all at the same time.

Course content

Students will learn food preparation basics for international dishes, plus functional skills in English and maths, and will receive a technical certificate in employment rights.

Hands-on training, real-world work experience, and a technical certificate in employment rights.

Entry requirements

You will need to be working full-time in a professional establishment and your employer will need to agree to support you in your training which involves giving you time to attend college and accommodating work-based assessments. A recent school report and employer reference is asked for. 

You will have an interview and a diagnostic assessment to ensure the course will suit you. There are no other restrictions to becoming an apprentice except that you need to be over the age of 16 and to have been settled in the UK for at least the past three years.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship there is the opportunity to move on to a part-time Level 3 course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.