Professional Chef Level 2

Course Overview

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

Units include:

- Effective teamwork
- Maintain food safety, storing, preparing and cooking food
- Cook and finish basic fish dishes
- Cook and finish basic meat dishes
- Cook and finish basic poultry dishes
- Cook and finish basic vegetable dishes
- Prepare, cook and finish basic soups
- Preparation and cooking of bread and dough products

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.

On successful completion you will achieve:

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Chef
Food Safety in Catering CIEH Level 2 Award

Course Requirements

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

The course is also open to students who have completed a Level 1 qualification or those who have acquired the necessary skills through working in the industry.

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:

Advanced Kitchen and Larder Skills Level 3
Advanced Pastry Skills Level 3
Hospitality Apprenticeship

Course Assessment

How is the programme assessed?

Assessment is continuous by observation of practical skills, development of a portfolio and multiple-choice questioning to test underpinning knowledge.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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