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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 5.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Learn new skills or improve your current cooking skills - without the stress of an exam.

There is a nationwide shortage of chefs and a wide variety of jobs available, so this course can help you enhance your job prospects.

You will improve your current cooking skills in our modern kitchens with the help of our experienced chefs - and impress your family, friends or employer with your abilities. The course could also be your stepping stone to securing a role in catering - a profession where jobs are on the increase.

It is a 12-week course where you will cook a variety of dishes and further increase your knowledge and skills in preparation and cooking, health and safety, knife skills, working as a team and a variety of other areas.

If you are currently in work, you can choose your days to tie in with your work schedule.

Entry requirements

You should be over 19 years of age.

Course Content

This is a practical-based, hands-on course where you will cover a wide variety of topics to help you further your career or find employment within catering.

Below are some of the areas you will cover:

  • Food Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Team Work
  • Knife Skills
  • Preparing and cooking a wide variety of dishes such as meat, fish, poultry, sauces, vegetable dishes, desserts and pastry.

How will I be assessed?

Our experienced chef will be there to support you.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The only cost will be chef's clothes. We can discuss with you where to purchase the clothing and the cost will be approximately £40.

You can also purchase the dishes you make at a very reasonable cost.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider the Level 2 Food Production and Cooking or Professional Cookery one-year courses.


You could advance your career working within catering.


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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.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Compliments to the award-winning chef

Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.

I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.

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