Culinary Skills Level 2

Course Overview

Students learn through a combination of real-life working environments, theory and skills classes.

Units include:

Health and safety in catering
Prepare and cook stocks, soups and sauces
Prepare and cook fruit and vegetables
Prepare and cook meat and offal
Prepare and cook poultry
Prepare and cook fish and shellfish

Trafford College's award winning Aspire Restaurant has been nationally recognised by the AA and is open to the public for lunch and dinner and offers a realistic working environment.

There are 4 well equipped industry standard kitchens for training purposes and a demonstration theatre kitchen for presentations and theory workshops.
A well-stocked library and computer workshop can also be accessed by all students.
Industrial and educational visits are also included in this study programme

For more information please contact: matthew.shaw@tcg.ac.uk

Course Requirements

4 GCSE's at grade 3 or above including Maths and English at grade 3 / D

The Culinary Skills qualifications are for anyone who works or wants to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector. It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry. It is also ideal for those chefs in industry who would like to continue or refresh their knowledge by undertaking topics within the qualification.

To prepare you for a higher level qualification, employment or university you might be required to study a GCSE qualification in Maths and English.

Course Progression

Successful students can progress on to Level 2 Diploma in Professional Chef or Level 2 Diploma in Professional Pastry Chef or a Level 3 qualification

Course Assessment

Assessment is continuous by observation of practical skills. Students will also complete short answer tests and mini assignments.

Course Finance

Students are required to purchase a uniform and a recommended text book.

All students will complete an external work placement.

Course Additional Information

Full-time