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Professional Cookery

Course Code: DCOLR

Level: 2
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma, NVQ
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Mondays, 9.00am - 3.00pm

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About the course

Are you looking for a better or more exciting chef job in Plymouth, Devon or Cornwall? If you already work as a chef or cook in a hotel, restaurant or other kitchen, this catering course will develop your skills and improve your job opportunities. The City & Guilds NVQ in Food Production and Cooking will focus on developing and assessing your existing skills, formalising your knowledge and developing further. Although an intermediate (level 2) course, we will concentrate on the basics of food production and practical know-how, covering vegetables, soups, stocks and sauces, meat, fish and poultry, and pastry products.

What you'll learn

The course centres around preparation and cooking in an industrial kitchen, covering:

  • vegetables
  • stocks, soups and sauces
  • meat, fish and poultry
  • pastry products.
Entry requirements

You must be in current employment in the catering industry.


Each of the practical units is assessed formatively in the workplace or College and has a written short answer test.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress onto a level 3 hospitality and catering course at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: DCOLR

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.