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Professional Cookery City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma (workplace)

The course contains practical and theory components that cover all the basic skills required to qualify for employment in the Hospitality Industry. It offers a wide range of NVQ units that can be chosen to fit any workplace, e.g. schools, hospitals, restaurants, pubs, conference centres, care homes. This is a nationally recognised qualification that delivers the basic skills needed to succeed in the hospitality industry.

Entry requirements

Working in the hospitality industry, at least on a part time basis, where you are able to practice the skills learnt here at College. You must be working a minimum of 16 hours in a practical situation, preparing and cooking, a wide range of fresh produce to including meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and sauce.

Course content

You will learn how to prepare and cook a range of foods and present them attractively: they will learn basic knife skills, how to maintain high standards of food hygiene, Health and safety, work as part of a team.

List of units:

  • 1G1: Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • 1G4: Contribute to effective teamwork (CfA)
  • 2G3: Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • 2FP1: Prepare fish for basic dishes
  • 2FP2: Prepare shellfish for basic dishes
  • 2FP3: Prepare meat for basic dishes
  • 2FP4: Prepare poultry for basic dishes
  • 2FP5: Prepare game for basic dishes
  • 2FP6: Prepare offal for basic dishes
  • 2FP7: Prepare vegetables for basic dishes
  • 2FC1: Cook and finish basic fish dishes
  • 2FC2: Cook and finish basic shellfish dishes
  • 2FC3: Cook and finish basic meat dishes
  • 2FC4: Cook and finish basic poultry dishes
  • 2FC5: Cook and finish basic game dishes
  • 2FC6 Cook and finish basic offal dishes
  • 2FC7: Cook and finish basic vegetable dishes
  • 2FC8: Cook-chill food
  • 2FC9: Cook-freeze food
  • 2NFPC1: Prepare, cook and finish basic hot sauces
  • 2NFPC2: Prepare, cook and finish basic soups
  • 2NFPC3: Make basic stock
  • 2NFPC4: Prepare, cook and finish basic rice dishes
  • 2NFPC5: Prepare, cook and finish basic pasta dishes
  • 2NFPC6: Prepare, cook and finish basic pulse dishes
  • 2NFPC7: Prepare, cook and finish basic vegetable protein dishes
  • 2NFPC8: Prepare, cook and finish basic egg dishes
  • 2NFPC9: Prepare, cook and finish basic bread and dough products
  • 2NFPC10: Prepare, cook and finish basic pastry products
  • 2NFPC11: Prepare, cook and finish basic cakes, sponges and scones
  • 2NFPC12: Prepare, cook and finish basic grain dishes
  • 2NFPC13: Prepare, cook and finish basic healthier dishes
  • 2NFPC14: Prepare, cook and finish basic hot and cold desserts
  • 2NFPC15: Prepare and present food for cold presentation
  • 2NP&C1: Complete kitchen documentation
  • 2NP&C2: Set up and close kitchen

  • Assessment methods

    Observation and questioning.

    Further study and career options

    Progress possible to Professional Cookery Level 3 or Hospitality Supervision & Leadership Level 3.

    Additional information

    Must be working at a suitable practical level.

    Funding information

    This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

    Course Information & How to Apply

    Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email for alternatives.

    LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
    Up to 12 months Flexible Various Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747 Work-based Learning H1194

    Additional Learning Support
    If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

    Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
    At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

    We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

    Additional formats
    Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
    01234 291000 to order your copy.

    If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

    You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

    • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
    • Jobseekers Allowance
    • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
    • Income support

    Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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