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Food Production and Cooking — Level 2 NVQ Diploma

Course information

This employer approved qualification covers a good grounding for cookery and hospitality services all leading to employment opportunities.
This NVQ course is suitable for anyone either in full-time or part time employment as a chef, or progressing from a Level 1 qualification or those who are able to start a qualification at Level 2. It is perfect if you have also been a chef for a while but have not gained any formal qualifications, as it can be easily fitted around your full or part time work commitments.
To gain an NVQ you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You will work with your trainer/assessor to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones.
NVQs can be assessed either at work or in one of our college realistic working environments. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.
This course runs one day per week on a day release basis


City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking

This course leads to...

This qualification could lead to:
• Kitchen assistant
• Kitchen porter
• Commis Chef
• Fast food service assistant
Progress onto other qualifications:
• Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery
• Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for people of any age. No formal qualifications are required for entry but you will be expected to have a reasonable level of English to read the recipe sheets and maths skills to be able to weigh and measure ingredients.

At interview we will discuss your current plans, please bring with you evidence of any previous qualifications or experiences you have, we ask for enthusiasm and a passion for food.

Why study with us?

You will study in our well equipped kitchens alongside industry leading professionals who have a vast wealth of knowledge and skills to develop you personally, this will build your confidence in the kitchen and will ultimately lead to getting you into employment, Liverpool is a vibrant city with a wealth of very creative chefs and a massive range of diverse places to eat, these places all require skilled chefs and this qualification can take you on a fantastic learning journey and show you opportunities to progress you in your career further.
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163316

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


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 1291.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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