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Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if ...

You wish to develop your knowledge in a professional environment, gaining a wide range of skills for an exciting career as a chef in both hotel and restaurant kitchens.

Course content

You’ll learn to prepare and cook a variety of dishes including: poultry, meat, offal, fish, shellfish, rice, pasta and vegetables, as well as desserts and bakery products. There is also the opportunity to plan themed nights and present your own menus.

This qualification also takes into account the latest approach to food hygiene, health and safety legislation and current industry practices.

You will be able to prepare and cook a range of commodities, whilst the investigative and theoretical units provide a broad understanding of all aspects of kitchen operations, costs, menu planning as well as nutritional and special diets.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above; or pass at Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery or equivalent. You will need to attend an interview with a course tutor and get a satisfactory reference from a previous course, school or employer.


Assessment is based on practical competency as well as externally set assignments and short answer test papers linked to specific units.

Financial information

Students are required to purchase uniforms and kit for all Catering courses (approx. cost of kit and uniforms = £220 if new to college, or £50 top-up if progressing from Level 1 Diploma within the College, based on 13-14 costs). Financial support may be available to help with the cost of course-specific equipment, ask the Gateway team for more details.

Future opportunities

You could progress to a Level 3 Professional Cookery course. Careers include: Commis Chef and Chef de Partie.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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