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Bradford College

Professional Cookery

Qualification Gained
City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking)
Study Level
School Leavers, Level 2
1 year Full-time
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


The Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking) City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma offers a great 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.

  Key Info

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 to this course requires 4 GCSEs at a minimum of grade 3 or D.

English and/or Maths 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.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto a Level 3 Professional Cookery or Patisserie and Confectionery course or into employment.

Please note that 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.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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