Professional Cookery Diploma | Level 2

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


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Use a range of cookery methods for food preparation and cookery.
  • Correctly use kitchen equipment.
  • Understand health and safety and food hygiene.
  • Gain an introduction to workplace skills.
  • Entry Requirements

    A relevant level 1 qualification and at least one GCSE in English or maths at grade 4. You will also need a strong interest in working as a chef.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a professional cookery or patisserie level 3 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    Study in our professional kitchens, gain real experience at our pop-up restaurants, and sell your creations to your family and friends in our student shop.

    Labour Market

    There are 41,219 jobs in the hospitality and catering sector in Leeds. (EMSI, 2019)

    Student Testimonial

    “It has been an amazing experience. The dedicated and passionate tutors are experienced chefs that know the industry and prepare us to work as professionals. I highly recommend these courses.” - Ana Mora Roás Patisserie and Confectionery|“My time at the college has been so enriching and fulfilling. During my two years the tutors have been so dedicated and passionate. Not only do they have a vast knowledge, but they are experienced chefs that know the industry well and prepare us to work as professionals. I have been pushed and motivated to achieve the best of my potential. It has been an amazing experience and I highly recommend these courses.” - Ana Mora Roás Patisserie and Confectionery
    School of Travel, Food & Drink
    Leeds City College
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