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Professional Cookery Studies Diploma Level 2 at The Manchester College

Course description

Deepening your knowledge and understanding of the skills required to become an accomplished chef, this Level 2 Diploma is the ideal next step for anyone who wants to work in a professional kitchen.
Building on the experience and skills learnt with the level 1 diploma, you’ll continue learning about the hospitality industry, food safety and typical health and safety procedures. You’ll also have options to learn more about operations in the catering industry, how menus are planned and how to deal with special dietary requests.
Alongside this core knowledge, you’ll begin to look at how to prepare and cook a huge variety of food types. You’ll look at the differences between poultry, meat and fish, discover what you can do with offal, and explore different options with dough. You’ll also learn how to make soups, stock and sauces, as well as a selection of hot and cold desserts.

Entry requirements

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We’ll want to make sure you’re learning all the necessary skills and abilities to succeed as a chef, so lots of our assessment will be practical-based, as you demonstrate how to prepare and cook food in a real working environment.
There will also be some portfolio work based on time spent learning about the hospitality industry and food safety regulations in the classroom.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations.  For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

If you’ve progressed from a Level 1 diploma and completed the Level 2 course, you can hone your skills even further with a Level 3 qualification in Professional Cookery Studies next.
Alongside other awards and certificates at The Manchester College that can add extra depth to your knowledge and abilities, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a professional chef and starting a career in a number of different areas.

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: 05 December 2018
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    • Wythenshawe Campus was opened in 2010 and offers a wide range of courses for school leavers and adults, including construction and motor vehicle. The campus is built to be environmentally friendly and has innovative technology to save energy and re-use resources. These include solar panels, wind catchers for natural ventilation and rainwater harvesting tanks.

      Facilities at Wythenshawe Campus include:

      • three storey sixth form teaching block
      • air cabin
      • hair studios
      • workshops
      • science labs
      • canteen
      • fitness suite
      • sustainability centre
      • gourmet training restaurant (3rd Floor Restaurant), open to the public

      Local area

      Wythenshawe is a suburb of south Manchester. Wythenshawe Campus is built in the centre of the community, 15 minutes’ walk from the civic centre. The campus has it own gardens and places to sit outside, while Wythenshawe itself has several large parks and woodlands. The civic centre has a supermarket, shops, post office and fast food chains and there are some smaller shops opposite the campus. The campus is just over two miles from Wythenshawe Park; a beautiful green space with community farm and historic buildings.