Culinary Skills

City & Guilds Diploma , Level 2
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What Our Students Say

“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”

Harrison

“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”

Harrison

“I’m working really well with my tutors – they’re really supportive and we just have a laugh. It’s like a really nice atmosphere. I think the facilities are really fantastic.”

Dan

Did you know!

  • There are 41,219 jobs in Leeds City Region’s hospitality and catering sector.
  • English and maths will be built into your course if your current grades are below 4 (previous grade C).

Course Information

Introduction

This qualification will help you become an experienced chef. You’ll gain a high standard of cookery skills and have the option to learn further workplace essentials, such as health and safety practices in the kitchen.

Overview

Gain a basic understanding of food preparation, cooking and presentation with
this practical programme. The course develops practical and theoretical
knowledge, as well as the skills needed in the hospitality industry. You will
also be encouraged to actively participate in local events and undertake a work
placement to gain valuable industry experience.


Assessment types:


Students will be assessed by: Practical assessments Knowledge-based
questions.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wishes to become a chef in the catering and hospitality sector. It is particularly ideal for learners coming straight from school who are interested in a career in this industry.

Course units/modules

  • Food safety
  • Stocks, soups and sauces
  • Poultry, meat and fish
  • Pasta, rice, egg and grain dishes
  • Hot and cold desserts
  • Pastry items

Benefits and skills

  • Develop a range of cookery methods for food preparation and cookery
  • Learn correct use of kitchen equipment
  • Understand health, safety and food hygiene practices
  • Gain an introduction to workplace skills

Entry requirements

Applicants will need a level 1 qualification and at least one GCSE in English or maths at grade 4 (previous grade C). You will also need to show a strong interest in working as a chef.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

  • Level 3 qualification in professional cookery or patisserie
  • Apprenticeship
  • Relevant employment

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 74357-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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