Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved either Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery at Merit/Distinction grade or NVQ Level 2 Food Preparation and Cooking.  You will also need to have achieved 3 GCSEs at grade C, including Maths and English (grade 4), or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.  All applicants need to be successful at interview.

Duration

One year.

What will I study?

The content of this qualification is designed to meet the needs of candidates who want to work as chefs in the catering and hospitality sector by providing them with a wide range of high quality cooking skills that they can apply across a range of catering contexts.

Units covered include:

  • Healthier Food and Special Diets
  • Investigate the Hospitality and Catering Industry
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Health and Safety Awareness for Catering and Hospitality
  • Catering Operations, Costs and Menu-planning
  • Apply Workplace Skills

You will prepare and cook the following: stock, soups, sauces, vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, meats, shellfish, grains, pasta, puddings, dough products, pastry, cakes and biscuits.

How will I be assessed?

Written assignments, short answer tests and practical examinations.

What could it lead to?

Students may progress into employment, or onto Level 3 Professional Cookery, Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery or Level 3 Hospitality courses.

Potential job occupations include:

Chef
Catering Assistant
Cook

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