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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

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

There are no specific requirements for this course. However, having employment within the sector is prefered.


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 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: DCOLR

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

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?
This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.