Professional Cookery Technical Certificate Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to become a member of a professional team in a leading establishment. You will have the opportunity to learn about the planning and organisation of a commercial business as well as hone your skills within your chosen area. You will also learn about menu development and costing.

You will be working as part of a team within a busy kitchen and restaurant with the opportunity to explore work experience with the prestigious employers we have built successful relationships with. These include Michel Roux at Parliament Square, The Ritz and Browns Mayfair amongst others.

In addition to the main qualification you will also undertake a Level 1 Certificate Food & Beverage Service. This will involve learning about roles and responsibilities working in a variety of hospitality organisations in a customer-facing role.

Assessment Methods

Your week will contain a combination of classroom and workshop lessons as well as sessions in our commercial operation where your practical skills will be assessed. You will complete written and practical assessments as well as coursework throughout the year. Your main method of assessment will be through a written and practical exam at the end of the year.

You will have the opportunity to work with professionals on our monthly guest chef nights as well as experience a variety of visits to expand your knowledge of the industry. You will have the opportunity to find out about numerous employers from our guest speakers sharing experience from a wide range of hospitality areas.

Progression Options

You may be able to progress to the full-time Level 3 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery after successful completion of the course and an in-depth interview process. Alternatively, you could study for the Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery or Hospitality Supervision. There are also many employment opportunities for qualified candidates within the catering and hospitality industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Professional Cookery Technical Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

You will need five GCSEs at grade 9 to 3 (English at grade 4) or Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry. You also need to show a real passion for the industry.

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We work in the Quantock Restaurant which offers a range of services from breakfast buffets to gourmet evenings. This means we’re able to practice our skills in a professional kitchen and front of house environment, and prepare ourselves for the industry.

Ruth Northcote-Brewer

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