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Professional Cookery, Food and Drink Service - NVQ at Isle of Man College

Course description

This course will enable you to gain a sound professional knowledge of all aspects of food preparation and cooking, and food and drink services to a nationally recognised qualification from City & Guilds: the Lead Body for Catering Qualifications.

Each candidate will have set targets or goals of achievement within a certain period of time to gain successful Level 1 within 6 months and Level 2 within 18 months to 2 years. Depending on the candidate's ability and commitment, this could then lead to a Master Craftsman Qualification at Level 3, after a further period of study.

Length of study - 
This will depend on each student's aspirations and progression. A period of study lasting 2 years will lead to qualifications, including Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hospitality Services, Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality including Food Preparation and Food/Drink Service. At this time, each student may wish to take up employment within the industry or progress to Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery or Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision. These qualifications will lead to a supervisory post within the industry, such as Chef de Partie, Restaurant Supervisor, Pastry Chef or progression to a higher level course such as a HND. 

This is a full-time course and will involve evening restaurant services.

Course content

Food Preparation & Production, Bakery and Patisserie, Food & Drink Service, Levels 1, 2 & 3 Award in Food Safety, Levels 1 & 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace, Customer Care VRQ, Functional Skills.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required, although good health and enthusiasm for the subject are desirable.


Assessment will take place in two ways. Practical assessments will be part of the daily routine in College on a continuous basis. Underpinning knowledge or theory will be assessed by test questions by City & Guilds, short answer test papers. Support will be given for all work and assessments will only take place when the student feels confident and ready.

Future opportunities

Supervisory positions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • From the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road turn up Greenfield road (alongside the TT score-board). The college is straight ahead at the end of Greenfield Road.