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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Become a professional chef by completing this industry-standard qualification: it is ideal if you are looking to work in fine dining establishments.

You will gain a high standard of cookery skills and cover a wide variety of topics which will give you an excellent grounding for a more senior role.

Entry requirements

You need a qualification from school in this subject area or some basic skills and experience as a chef.

Students aged 16-19 must have achieved both Maths and English GCSE at a grade 4.

Course Content

A wide range of topics will be covered, for example:

  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Healthier food and special diets
  • Prepare and cook meat
  • Prepare and cook fish
  • Prepare and cook poultry
  • Produce hot and cold desserts

You could also explore a wide variety of other topics.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via written tests and practical exams.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A uniform will be required at an approximate cost of £130.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider taking the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery.



You could become a chef in a fine dining establishment.


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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

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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