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Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Knife skills
  • Food hygiene
  • Health and safety
  • How to work as part of a team
  • Prepare, cook and finish: meat dishes, poultry dishes, fish dishes, hot sauces, cold sauces and dressings, soups and hot and cold desserts

Course content

Are you passionate about food or interested in preparing, cooking and presenting high quality dishes?

Do you want to learn more about food from around the world or the techniques and standards used in the industry?

Perhaps you’re already working in another trade and would like to change direction and learn something new?

We want you to be as passionate about food as we are and our NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in the industry.

We have very high success rates on this course and excellent feedback from our past students, in fact, some have gone on to become head chefs in London or cook at major events like Wimbledon.

While you are on this course you will get to visit different types of restaurants in the local area, local hotels and markets, artisan businesses and industry-related exhibitions and will get the chance to hear from guest speakers with experience in the industry including chefs, local entrepreneurs, suppliers, environmental health officers, the Armed Forces, Chamber of Commerce and the Springboard and White Ribbon charities.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade E or above, or successful completion of a full level 1 study programme


This is an assessment based course with no formal exams. You will be continually assessed throughout the programme.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn on this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in the catering industry working in hotels, restaurants, public houses, bistros, hospitals or industrial kitchens
  • Progress to the Professional Cookery Level 3 qualification (subject to interview)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.