Level 2

Professional Cookery


1 year
1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2022
Sept 2023


Adult 19+



This course is a training ground for would-be chefs!

You'll work in our industry-standard kitchens and produce food that's served at Chef's Hat - our public-facing restaurant!

The course covers a variety of subjects including:

  • Costs & menu planning
  • Preparing & cooking fish, shellfish & poultry
  • Preparing & cooking hot & cold desserts
  • Preparing & cooking rice & vegetables
  • Preparing & cooking biscuits & other dough products
  • Healthy foods & special diets
  • Food safety

There will be a series of tests of your knowledge throughout the year.

You'll also be assessed on practical cooking skills in our commercial and training restaurants.

And you'll need to build your portfolio to show evidence of your progress.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

You'll be learning in our industry-standard working kitchens which serve The Chef's Hat, our on-campus restaurant.

As the restaurant's open to the public, this is a great way of getting real work experience and improving your job prospects.

Having completed this course, you can move on to the City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery at Level 3, which is offered at our Rush Green campus and also at The Technical Skills Academy.

Alternatively you can choose to use your skills to find work in the hospitality and catering industry.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following course
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.