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City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (QCF) APPSNI

Course Code: C2429
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
22 Jun 19

This is a two year course is suitable for anyone who wishes to pursue a career as a professional chef. This qualification offers a balance of practical skills and classroom theory, it provides students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the skills and competencies required to work effectively in the modern culinary environment.  This course is based in industry as well as college and students will be supported to gain valuable experience within a commercial kitchen.

 Assessment will take place through portfolio building as well a series of online tests; topics of study will include:

 Safe, Hygienic and secure Working environments in Hospitality

  • Effective Teamwork
  • Food Safety in catering
  • Principles of how to maintain, handle and clean knives
  • Preparation, Cooking and Finishing of Vegetable Dishes
  • Preparation, Cooking and Finishing of Poultry Dishes
  • Preparation, Cooking and Finishing of Fish Dishes
  • Preparation, Cooking and Finishing of Meat Dishes

This programme is the equivalent of 5 GCSE’s and will include study of GCSE English and Maths.

A personal training plan will be developed to detail your training pathway within the chosen vocational area.

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document.  All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.

Career Opportunities / Progression

This course is suited for those wishing to become a professional chef, you will gain knowledge and experience that will help you pursue career development as a Commis Chef or Chef de Partie. There are also opportunities to progress to Level 3 professional cookery programmes.

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document.

To enrol on Training for success you must be 16-18, ApprenticeNI is for students aged 18-24 with an employer.


Please contact us for information regarding course fees.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Course co-ordinators: Cathy McKenna and Andrew Wasson
School Administrator Tel: 028 9026 5021 or 028 9026 5022 (TQ) or 028 9026 5327 (MF)
Email: [email protected]