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York College

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


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

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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