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Cookery (Professional) Diploma in Culinary Skills Level 2 at Bexhill College

Course description

Do you have a passion for cooking? Are you interested in becoming the next big name in catering, the next Monica Galetti, James Martin or Gordon Ramsey? Would you like a career in the Hospitality and Catering industry, which is one of the biggest and most diverse employment sectors in the country? Our courses are designed to prepare you for entry into this dynamic sector. This enables you to develop the skills required for a successful career in this field. The practical aspects of the qualification will take place in our professional skills kitchen.                                    


Course content

This qualification is structured to enable you to work with a wide range of commodities in the preparation, cooking and presentation of dishes in a professional kitchen.
You will complete a variety of units covering all aspects of catering which will include:

  • Stocks, soups and sauces
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meats and offal
  • Poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Rice, pasta, grains and eggs
  • Hot and cold desserts and puddings
  • Paste products
  • Fermented dough
  • Food safety in catering
  • Healthy foods and special diets
  • Catering operations 

Entry requirements

A range of 3/2 or D-E grades at GCSE plus an interest in catering.


The practical elements of this course are assessed by means of timed assessments, the preparation and cooking of individual and multiple dishes. Other types of assessment include research assignments, written question papers, small projects and presentations.

Financial information

A catering uniform, safety shoes, knife roll which you will order through the department, a deposit for locker hire and print credit

Future opportunities

Enter industry as a commis chef or use this course as a stepping stone to a Level 3 catering qualification or advanced apprenticeship.

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: 25 October 2018
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