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Professional Cookery Level 2 VRQ Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

Our courses are professional and ensures you will leave the College well prepared to start a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries after having enjoyed a substantial taste of it.

You will gain professional practical skills and valuable experience working in our excellent training facilities. There has never been a better time to enter the hospitality and catering industry. The industry is growing year on year and this is particularly true for our region with the expansion of quality restaurants and hotels in the city centre and across Merseyside. The theory behind the diploma is the belief that a chef needs to have a sound foundation of high quality skills and to be able to apply theses skills across a range of processes and techniques. The qualification gives you the skills and knowledge required to meet the modern needs of the industry. Please note, this route does not include any Front of House service skills.

You will enrol on a Diploma in Professional Cookery and follow a specific learning programme, completing a range of theoretical and practical task activities. Individuals will also receive a final grade for each unit to highlight areas of high achievement.

You will study all aspects of classical and modern professional food preparation, cookery and presentation. From meat to sweets, and everything in between.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are prior catering qualifications at level 1 or have a passion for gaining culinary skills at this level. English and Maths at Level 1 or GCSEs Good study skills are required to answer the short answer question papers Reasonable ICT skills are required to be able to produce the written assignments


This course is 30% assignment based and 70% practical which requires a lot of self motivated study time to gain high grades. This course is Pass, Merit and Distinction which rewards hard work and effort.

Future opportunities

VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Practical Cookery VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Practical Cookery Kitchen and Larder VRQ Level 3 Certificate in General Patisserie & Confectionery

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.