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Professional Cookery Apprenticeship Level 2 at Accrington and Rossendale College

Course description

This nationally recognised qualification will open doors to a range of quality job opportunities nationally and internationally, as well as the opportunity to progress to Level 3. It is a full-time course over one year before commencing the Level 3 qualification. You will study in the kitchen areas of the outstanding Hospitality and Catering section, undertaking both theoretical and practical aspects of the industry. Work placements are also offered in a variety of hospitality establishments. In addition to your course programme you will study towards Level 3 Food Safety Award and a Customer Care qualification.

Course content

Units include:

  • Food safety
  • Preparing and cooking a selection of high class food products, such as meats, poultry, fish and pasta.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSE’s at grades C or above or a level 2 in Professional Cookery. We also expect enthusiasm and commitment to learn and a genuine interest in the hospitality industry. We will also take into account any relative industry experience.


Assessment will be through kitchen practical assessments and written portfolio work.

Future opportunities

Gaining this Level 2 qualification will give you the best possible start to a professional career in the catering industry and allow you to progress to Level 3. Assessment is continuous with end of year synoptic tests.

Further information

The Hospitality and Catering section is housed in the multi million pound Visitor Economy Centre in the centre of Accrington, the environment where you will study has been specially designed so that you can gain skills that employers are looking for. You will work in the kitchen area which services the busy Roots Restaurant and will also have the opportunity to gain experience catering on busy conferences and functions. We provide a learning experience which is hands-on as well as theoretical in a College that has a long tradition of producing graduates who go on to work at the highest level in a range of premiere catering establishments.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington and Rossendale College directly.

Last updated date: 15 January 2016
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