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Level: 2

Location: Other

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 3.00

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

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Course Summary

Become a professional chef by completing this industry-standard qualification.  You'll gain a high standard of cookery skills covering everything from processes such as roasting and frying to commodities, all while learning other workplace essentials like menu design.
The Diploma in Professional Cookery is for anyone who works or wants to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector.  It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry.  It is also ideal for those chefs already in industry who would like to extend or refresh their knowledge by studying the various topics within the qualification.


Entry requirements

It would be helpful to have some basic skills and experience as a chef, probably from a role where you work under supervision.


Course Content


You'll cover subjects such as:

  • Food safety
  • Health and safety in catering
  • Healthier foods
  • Costs and menu planning
  • Preparing and cooking different foods.

How will I be assessed?

There will be observations by an allocated assessor.

The course entails written assessment and questions and answers to underpin your knowledge.


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Costs are to be discussed.

What can I do after this course?

After taking the Level 2 qualification, you could move on to the:

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

If you want to continue studying after completing a Level 3 qualification, you might be interested in management qualifications from the ILM.


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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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Jack Bowler

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Foundation degree puts more choices on menu for catering student Jack

Derby College catering student Jack Bowler has extended his menu of career choices by taking a foundation degree in international hospitality management.Jack, who already holds level 2 and 3 qualifications in catering and hospitality via the college is now learning the management and front of house aspects of the hospitality industry as well as the catering side.During his level 3 course Jack also gained confidence-building experience through working at the college's Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the Roundhouse.Jack, who was inspired to cook from a young age by his mum and gran, now plans to progress to level 5 and gain his BA Honours degree. He is currently working in the kitchens at Calke Abbey at weekends and will be taking on more shifts when he completes his foundation degree. Ultimately he hopes to find a job in his chosen field through educational work experience.

He said: "I love cooking but it's been interesting learning new things and finding out about the management aspects too. I enjoy being front of house as I've always liked interacting with customers.

"Derby College has such great facilities, including the new Fujitsu and Intel Innovation Hub which recently opened at the Roundhouse. The hub's got fantastic top of the range technology and quiet study areas."

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