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Culinary Skills and Food Service Level 2 Diploma at Stafford College

Course description

This programme incorporates the following courses:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Food and Beverage Skills
  • Level 2 Food Safety Certificate (CIEH)
  • Functional Skills (If applicable)


Course Outline

This full-time qualification is intended for people with an interest and enthusiasm for preparing and cooking food and for serving food and drink in the Hospitality Industry.  The qualifications can lead to further study at Level 3.


During this course you will also cook and serve food and drink in a professional manner in the College’s realistic training kitchens and restaurants, which are open to the public on a daily basis.

Course content

A series of units make up these two courses some examples are:

  • Investigate the catering and hospitality industry
  • Food safety
  • Applying workplace skills
  • Prepare and cook  meat and offal
  • Prepare and cook poultry
  • Prepare and cook fish and shellfish
  • Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings
  • Menu knowledge and design
  • Food and beverage service skills

Entry requirements

You should be at least 16 years of age and be able to demonstrate reasonable literacy and numeracy skills. Level 1 professional chef diploma would be an advantage. We will also want to see evidence of a strong commitment to study.


Assessment will be a series of practical tests with some theory based assignments.

Financial information

Practical elements require the college standard uniform to be worn.  (Forms available upon request)

Some students may find they are eligible for student support funding and would need to contact student support prior to commencement of their programme.

Future opportunities

This vast industry has a current skill shortage.  The job opportunities in cooking and serving food as a Chef or Waiter/ess or working as a bar person are almost assured.


This sector, which is both modern and exciting, has so many areas in which to work, you can be spoilt for choice e.g. Hotel, Restaurants, Leisure Centres, Pubs, In-Store Catering and Cruise Ships to name a few.

Further information

If you would like any more information about the college or our courses then write, visit or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468. Our email address is If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to get the advice you need from a member of our guidance team.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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