Level 2

Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus

Overview

 

This course will suit you if you already have some basic skills and experience as a chef, probably from a role where you work under supervision or where you have already undertaken a level 1 course. If you want to gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role, this course will given you the skills, knowledge and an industry-standard qualification.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 1 qualification or GCSEs x 2 at grade 3/D in MATHS or ENGLISH

  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

  • Food safety in catering
  • Health and safety in catering and hospitality
  • Healthier foods and special diets
  • Preparing and cooking different hot and cold foods
  • Catering operations, costs and menu planning
  • Developing skills for employment
  • Maths and English

Assessment & Feedback

  • Practical demonstrations

  • Written assignments

  • External multiple choice exam

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time: FREE

FREE to UK under 19s not in employment

What Next...

After successful completion of the course you can:

Progress to studying.

  • Advanced Professional Cookery Level 3 Diploma
  • Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3 Diploma

Seek a career as:

  • catering or restaurant manager
  • chef

Success Stories...

Celebrating Success 2022: Jamie Murphy

Celebrating Success 2022: Jamie Murphy

Course studied

Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma

I was able to not only study the course that I love, but I also met other students who were just as passionate about the course

Jamie received the Hospitality & Catering Student of the Year award because she has proved to be an excellent student, progressing from level 2 to the level 3 qualification achieving high grades throughout.

Jamie said she chose to study at South Essex College because it not only widened what course she could choose but it offered the one course that she is in love with. 

She said: “I feel absolutely thrilled to be receiving this award. What I enjoyed most was that I was able to not only study the course that I love, but I also met other students who were just as passionate about the course. I was able to connect with them with the same level of passion for the hospitality industry and shared all the unique dishes that we made throughout the years together. 

Jamie’s tutor said: “In her final year she is the only student from her group selected to represent the college in a national competition, showing enthusiasm and flare in all aspects of her practice. Jamie works at the Roslin part-time where she is a valued member of staff.

She has shown commitment to the course and the competition she is about to take part in. Her attendance and punctuality are outstanding at 100%, her behaviour is excellent showing great respect to her peers. She is an aspirational student to all around her.”

Jamie added: “The greatest achievement I have so far has to be winning silver at the Junior Pasta Competition in March 2022. South Essex College not only give you the opportunity to find the perfect course for you and your passions, but they also help you to achieve many things and help you when it comes to getting into your chosen career. 

“When I finish my course this year, I am hoping to be enrolling onto a further course to help me get the qualifications to become a teacher because in the future I would love to not only be teaching students how to become chefs but also pass on my knowledge and skills from my experiences in the industry onto them.”