Course overview

Professional Cookery Level 2 City of Bristol College

This one-year, full-time course will give you professional cookery skills. When you finish the course you will have the knowledge, skills and experience you need to work as a professional chef. You will also be able to progress to an advanced level of training to extend your professional skills and career opportunities.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 who want to begin a career as a professional chef.

What you'll learn

You will learn many of the techniques used in professional cookery, including boiling, poaching and steaming, stewing and braising, baking, roasting and grilling, deep and shallow frying, and cold food preparation. You will also learn about the structure of professional kitchens and the principles of working as a professional chef, for example, how knives, tools and equipment are used in professional kitchens and how to work safely and hygienically.

Entry requirements

To join this course, you will need to have completed the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Food Preparation and Service or an equivalent course. You will also be granted access to this course if you hold relevant industry experience, which you can discuss at interview with the course tutor.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will gain work specific skills and knowledge in professional cookery through practical learning in our fully equipped training kitchens and there will be some classroom learning. You will have opportunities to use and develop your skills in real work situations, cooking for real customers in our commercial restaurant, catering for college and external events, and through a work experience placement. You will also take part in other activities to enrich and extend your learning to help you develop important personal and employability skills. For example, understanding team work and safe working practices, problem-solving techniques and communication skills.

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete this course, you could progress to the Level 3 Professional Cookery course to further develop your skills, expertise and career prospects. If you prefer to go directly into employment, you are most likely to begin your career as a commis chef. This is the most common starting career in professional cookery and you will be responsible for a variety of preparation and cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. Commis chef positions are generally available in a range of establishments, including restaurants, bistros, pubs, hotels and contract catering companies.

Additional costs

You will be required to purchase a kitchen and front of house uniform as well as a kitchen knife set, which costs approximately £210. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.

Guaranteed place for 16-18 year olds

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Fees and applications

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Professional Cookery Level 2 College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1315C01-1
Dates
01/09/2020 - 02/07/2021
Duration
1 years
Days
Tues Weds Thurs & Fri
Hours per week
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Start Time
09:15
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £1287. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1315C01-1 01/09/2020 - 02/07/2021 1 years Tues Weds Thurs & Fri Enquire 09:15 College Green Centre
This course costs £1287. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply