Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or Level 2 Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery or, alternatively, substantial relevant industrial experience, as well as Maths and English GCSE at grade 'C' or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Communication and Maths.

Dates and Times

We are hoping to run this course again in Autumn 2017.

Course Content

This qualification is aimed at those wishing to progress from the current Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery and/or for those in industry who wish to be recognised for their skills. It is also an opportunity for those in industry to further increase their knowledge within the area of professional cookery. Students will achieve a higher level of supervisory skills around craft and non-craft skills and have an ability to manage others.

There are two pathways: Professional Cookery (Kitchen Larder) or Patisserie and Confectionery.

Units will include:

  • Supervisory skills in the hospitality industry
  • Principles of food safety supervision for catering
  • Practical gastronomy or patisserie and confectionery

There are also other additional units developing advanced skills and techniques in producing poultry, meat, fish, shellfish, vegetables, game, fermented dough products, pastry, petit fours, desserts, biscuits, cakes and sponges, chocolate work, pastillage and sugar work.


The Diploma is assessed by short-answer tests and practical assessments.


On completion of this course, students could progress onto higher studies, into employment or further progress onto a management and leadership apprenticeship.

Potential job occupations include:

  • Catering/restaurant manager
  • Executive chef
  • Kitchen supervisor/manager
  • Nutritional therapist
  • Development chef/food technologist

Course Fees

The cost of this course in 2016 was £3,345 but this may change in 2017.

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

Applications should be made to the College and you may be required to have an interview. You can apply online on the web page of your chosen course, collect an application form from the College, or request a paper or PDF copy from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01904 770400.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770400.

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