Level 2 Chef Diploma

Over a one year course you will develop a broad range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of food preparation and cooking. You will gain work experience externally and also through the many partnerships the Chef School has with employers. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete their City and Guilds L2 Chef Diploma have the option of progressing to Tourism Management or Business to develop leadership skills at Level 3 or secure excellent positions in industry working in a variety of restaurants and hotels all over the country. If you want to progress in the catering industry, picking up numerous skills and experiences along the way, then this is the course for you!

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 2
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      1 year
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  • Overview

    This is a one year course with practical and theory sessions, providing an opportunity to develop your knowledge, personal, employability and culinary skills in our Gold Accredited Catering & Hospitality department.

    You will:

    • learn how to prepare and cook stocks, soups, sauces, fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry and fish
    • have theory sessions in menu knowledge, planning and costing, and customer care
    • take classes to help you prepare for employment and investigate different career opportunities
    • have a personalised industry placement with our strong employer links

    You will also learn from superb employer bank who share a wealth of experience with you, and also be involved with events to help raise money for our chosen charities and also gain experience serving meals in our Blue Room restaurant to Governors and internal staff.

    Students will be able to participate in our exposure club which rewards those who go the extra mile and show they are hungry to learn by visiting a variety of suppliers and restaurants. Excellent progression opportunities to an apprenticeship, further education at level 3 or full time work.

    Course Highlights:

    Superb resources and masterclasses, real working life experiences

    Supported by the Savoy Educational Trust

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  • Entry Requirements

    For our Pre-Advanced L2 courses our entry requirements are 4 x GCSEs at Grade 3, Maths or English Language or English Literature at Grade 3 and Grade 2 in the others. Level 2 courses last for 1 year.

    Some vocational courses will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed on a continual basis by assignments, short answer questions and practical tests.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion you will have the opportunity to progress to Tourism Management or business to develop leadership skills at Level 3, or employment within the catering industry. This could be one of a host of opportunities, including hotels, large scale events, outside catering, restaurants, clubs and cocktail bars, cruises or yachts.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.