Course Overview

The Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking) City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma offers a good grounding for a variety of hospitality areas such as: front office, housekeeping, food and beverage, cookery and hospitality services all leading to employment opportunities.

This course would be ideal if you are either in employment or progressing from a Level 1 qualification.

Course Structure

You will study a combination of Mandatory and Optional Units.

Mandatory Units are:

  • Maintain a Safe, Hygienic and Secure Working Environment
  • Maintain, Handle and Clean Knives
  • Work Effectively as Part of a Hospitality team
  • Maintain Food safety When Storing, Preparing and Cooking Food.

You will also study Optional Units covering meat, fish, poultry and vegetable dishes, soups, sauces, bread and dough.

The course will include compulsory trips that you will be required to attend.



Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade D/3.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.


On successful completion of the course you will be in a position to progress onto a Level 3 Professional Cookery or Patisserie and Confectionery course or into employment.

Things You May Need

You will be required to purchase and wear a uniform and buy some equipment such as knives. All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Department throughout July, August and September.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088214.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Tel: 01274 088214
Email: [email protected].