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Culinary Skills — Level 2 Certificate

Catering, Bakery and Patisserie

Course ID: 163166

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Level 2 Certificate.
  • Access a career in the catering and hospitality sector.
  • You can select from a broad variety of exciting optional units.
  • Gain support from our dedicated and passionate teaching team.
  • Utilise our fantastic resources and facilities.
  • Study in an inclusive, friendly and respectful learning environment.

What to expect from the course

The Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills is aimed at leaners who work or who want to work as professional chefs in the catering and hospitality sector.

The course allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the catering and hospitality sector.

To achieve the Level 2 Award in Culinary Skills, learners must achieve 14 credits from a range of optional units to include amongst others:

Health and safety in catering and hospitality
Food safety in catering
Developing skills for employment in the catering and hospitality industry
Healthier good 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 rice, pasta, grains and eggs dishes
Prepare and cook fish and shellfish
Prepare and cook poultry
Produce paste products
Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings
Produce biscuit, cake and sponge products


Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills

Why study with us?

You will be taught by leading industry experts in their field who have a wealth of knowledge and skills to pass onto you. The college also offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities for you to develop your skills further these will be guest chef nights where you will get the opportunity to work alongside Michelin starred chefs producing some amazing tasting food, we have a visitor economy week were top chefs from the city come in and give master classes; butchery demonstration from our meat supplier, molecular gastronomy from our lecturers or you will visit some of the hotels in the area to see what they have to offer you. We have exciting competitions that you can be part of, these will be internal and external national competitions, many of our students have gone on to win in heats of competitions such as ‘North West Young Chef of the Year’ some have gone on to appear on ‘Great British Menu’ representing the North West. So as you can see this is not just a career choice it’s a life skill that will stick with you forever and you will develop to be the best chef and pastry chef in the industry.

Student Benefits

A baker decorating pastries.
Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
A chef preparing a dish.
Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Learners can progress into employment within the catering and hospitality sector or onto a Level 3 qualification within the sector.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual’s personal experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process. The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry onto the course.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 (previously D) or above including Maths and English Language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in this subject at merit or above and English and Maths at Level 1
An interest in the topic and good attitude to learning are important to enable you to achieve success on this course.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 195.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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