Level 2, Full Time

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This course will provide you with an opportunity to progress from Level 1 focusing on the preparation and cooking of a range of different food groups. The programme will help you to build a skills platform that will allow you to progress to Level 3.

Course details

You will build an E-portfolio of evidence to prove your competence in each of the following units:

  • Maintain, handle and clean knives
  • Teamwork
  • Health, safety & security
  • Food safety
  • Preparation and cooking of sauces
  • Preparation and cooking fish dishes
  • Preparation and cooking meat and poultry dishes
  • Preparation and cooking potatoes and vegetables
  • Preparation and cooking of basic pastry
  • Preparation and cooking of soup
  • Entry guidelines
  • Priority will be given to 16-18s
  • 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above or completion of NVQ Level 1 certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking.
  • Manual dexterity & physical stamina.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    Equipment Required

    Appropriate uniform, text book and knives to meet College standards will be required prior to commencement of the course.

    Assessment Method

    Assessment is continuous in practical sessions and class based underpinning knowledge.

    Additional Information

    It is important that you have the following:

  • Communication skills - Appropriate for customer service industry.
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude to working with food.
  • Action planning - Ability to plan and take responsibility for own learning.
  • Information Technology - Basic level useful.

    As part of your study programme you will be provided with an opportunity to undertake internal and external work experience. Enrichment activities will include trips,visits and employment opportunities at events such as Chester Races.

    Where can I progress to?

    Progression to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Food Preparation and Cooking). Employment in the Catering Industry.

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    When does this course run?

    • Starts 01st Sep 2017 - Ends 28th Jun 2018 Ref H017J001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £1200.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Tuesday 09:00 — 17:00 Conway Park
      Wednesday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
      Thursday 09:00 — 14:00 Conway Park
    • Starts 01st Sep 2018 - Ends 27th Jun 2019 Ref H017K001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £1200.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).