NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery, Food & Drink Service

What is the Course About?

This course will enable you to build on the skills acquired at Level 1 and provide a sound knowledge of food preparation, cooking and food and drink service to achieve a nationally recognised qualification from City & Guilds: the Lead Body for Catering Qualifications.

Each candidate will have set targets or goals of achievement within a certain period of time to gain successful NVQ Level 2 within 12 months with progression to NVQ Level 3.

What subjects will I study?

  • NVQ Level 2 Food Preparation & Cooking, Bakery & Patisserie

  • NVQ Level 2 Food & Beverage Service

  • Level 2 Award in Barista skills

  • Highfield Award in Food Safety level 2

  • Highfield Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace Level 2

  • Functional Skills at Level 2, or English GCSE if Grade D

What are my progression and career options?

Successful completion could lead to study at Level 3, in an area of specialism, or employment in the workplace as a chef de partie, bar tender, food server or barista.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place by 2 methods;

  • Tutor observation of practical tasks in which the candidates will produce menu items and food & drink service for the College public restaurant.

  • Short underpinning knowledge test papers assessed by the awarding body, City & Guilds.

Assessment will only take place when the candidate feels confident and ready.

Entry requirements

  • NVQ Level 1 in Hospitality

  • A keen interest in Hospitality & Catering

  • A successful College progression interview

  • Sufficient relevant work experience for mature learners