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Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course is ideal if you have some basic skills and experience as a chef from working in a role where you are under supervision.

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Course content

Units include:

  • food safety
  • health and safety in catering
  • healthier foods
  • cost and menu planning
  • preparing and cooking hot and cold dishes
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • GCSEs at grade four/grade C in maths and English, or
  • Culinary Skills Level 1 Certificate plus maths and English at level one, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event
  • you will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject in the form of a practical test


  • practical demonstrations
  • assignments
  • multiple choice exam

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course you can:

Progress to studying.


  • Advanced Professional Cookery Level 3 Diploma
  • Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3 Diploma

Seek a career as:

  • catering or restaurant manager
  • chef

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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