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Diploma in Culinary Skills (L2)

If you have a passion for food and would like a career in professional cookery, this year-long, nationally recognised qualification, will help you develop the skills and knowledge that this fast-paced industry requires.

1 Year

Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D/grade 3 or above to include Maths and English

Course Info

We offer this course as a certificate and a diploma.

You will train in our professional standard kitchens, studying techniques in preparing and cooking different kinds of dishes and investigating their cookery methods. You’ll also gain an insight to the hospitality and catering industry as well as health & safety and food safety.

This is an exciting course that will give you the skills, confidence and motivation to work in an industry that is increasingly popular.

The units are designed for you to gain the basic skills and knowledge to work in any professional kitchen.

All learners will complete Functional Skills dependent on their GCSE grades.

Below is a taste of some of the skill units you will achieve:

  • Preparing and cooking food by boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Preparing and cooking food by stewing and braising
  • Preparing and cooking food by baking, roasting and grilling
  • Preparing and cooking food by deep and shallow frying

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Students must possess 4 GCSEs at grade D/grade 3 or above to include Maths and English.

Applicants will be interviewed and asked to complete a dexterity assessment. You will be required to bring in any previous qualifications and experience. The interview process involves a formal interview as well as a skills test.

Applicants will be expected to find a work placement for at least one day a week.

This is also on completion on the Level 2 Certificate.