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Professional Cookery, VRQ Level

2 Diploma

You will gain a high standard of cookery and patisserie skills on this professional chef's course. You will leave the College well prepared to start a career in one of the world's fastest growing industries after having enjoyed a substantial taste of it. This course is Pass, Merit and Distinction which rewards the hard work and effort that you are putting in. This course is suitable for students who are quite academic as it is 30% assignment based and 70% practical which requires a lot of self-motivated study time to gain high grades. You will gain professional practical skills and valuable experience in our excellent training facilities. There has never ben a better time to enter the hospitality and catering industry. The industry is growing year on year and this is particularly true for our region with the expansion of quality restaurants and hotels in the city centre and across Merseyside. The theory behind the diploma is the belief that a chef needs to have a sound foundation of high quality skills and to be able to apply these skills across a range of processes and techniques. The qualification gives you the skills and knowledge required to meet the modern needs of the industry.

The course will include topics such as:

Food safety in catering level 2

Developing skills for employment in the catering and hospitality industry

Health and safety in catering and hospitality

Healthier food and special diets

Catering operations, costs and menu planning

Prepare and cook stocks, soups and sauces

Prepare and cook fruit and vegetables

Prepare and cook meat and offal

Prepare and cook poultry

Prepare and cook fish and shellfish

Prepare and cook rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes

Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings

Produce paste products

Produce biscuit, cake and sponge products

Produce fermented dough products

Professional cookery craft assessment

There will be a requirement to purchase uniform and knives which will be further explained at interview.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

You could progress into employment or onto the following qualifications:

Level 3 Advanced technical diploma for professional chefs

Level 3 Advanced technical diploma in professional cookery

Level 3 Advanced technical diploma in patisserie and confectionary

Level 3 Apprenticeship

At level 2 you could gain employment as a commis chef or a chef de partie.

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What can I say? Incredibly welcoming and friendly staff, beautifully cooked and presented food, a delightful ambiance, and outstanding value for money. Would highly recommend. You cannot go wrong with this place. It's a great idea, and it's a great establishment.

Trip Advisor Review of the Academy Restaurant - 5th February 2014

Course Location

Duke Street
L1 5BG

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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