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Catering - Work Based Apprenticeship (Professional Cookery) (Level 2)

This Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery is delivered in the workplace and college, and enables you to 'Earn while you learn!'
Off Site
2 Years
Level 2

Course Overview

This Apprenticeship is the equivalent to five GCSEs at A*-C and will allow you to gain new practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the catering industry.

Delivery of this Apprenticeship will take place within your workplace and college by a Trainer/Assessor on a one to one basis, with the support of your employer.


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Catering - Work Based Apprenticeship (Professional Cookery) (Level 2)

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Course Modules

Modules you will study will include:

  • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • Maintain, handle and clean knives

Optional modules may include: 

  • Prepare fish for basic dishes
  • Prepare shellfish for basic dishes
  • Prepare meat for basic dishes
  • Prepare poultry for basic dishes
  • Prepare game for basic dishes
  • Prepare offal for basic dishes
  • Prepare vegetables for basic dishes
  • Process dried ingredients prior to cooking
  • Prepare and mix spice and herb blends
  • Cook and finish basic fish dishes
  • Cook and finish basic shellfish dishes
  • Cook and finish basic meat dishes
  • Cook and finish basic poultry dishes
  • Cook and finish basic game dishes
  • Cook and finish basic vegetable dishes
  • Cook-chill food Cook-freeze food
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic hot sauces
  • Prepare cook and finish basic soups
  • Make basic stock
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic rice dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic pasta dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic pulse dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic vegetable protein dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic egg dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic bread and dough products
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic pastry products
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic grain dishes
  • Produce healthier dishes
  • Prepare, cook and finish basic cold and hot desserts
  • Prepare and present food for cold presentation
  • Prepare, cook and finish Dim Sum
  • Prepare, cook and finish noodle dishes
  • Prepare and cook food using a Tandoor
  • Complete kitchen documentation
  • Set up and close kitchen
  • Order stock
  • Cook and finish simple bread and dough products
  • Liaise with care team to ensure that individual nutritional needs are met
  • Prepare meals to meet the requirements set for school meals
  • Employment rights & responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector

As part of your Apprenticeship you will also be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE Grade C in English or Maths, or equivalent.

Ideal If:

You are employed and wish to take the opportunity to develop and progress within your role as a professional chef.

You'll Learn:

You will learn and develop your understanding and knowledge of food safety, food hygiene and working effectively as part of a team. You will develop your skills and knowledge of preparing, cooking and finishing a range of basic fish, meat, poultry and vegetable dishes, soups, hot sauces and hot and cold desserts. 

You'll Love:

The flexibility of this qualification and training will be both on a one on one basis and as part of a group. You will along with your employer select the optional units which are relevant to your job role.

Delivery of this qualification is on site with your employer and in the College (if required to provide an immersive learning experience).

You'll Progress:

Having successfully completed your Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery you could progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or further study on a NVQ Level 3 in Preparation and Cookery or NVQ Level 3 in Patisserie and Confectionery.



You'll Need:

To be permanently employed or seeking employment within the Catering Industry and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week, and completed your Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery.

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship you will be aged between 16-24. 

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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