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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

After you have achieved you NVQ level 2 your can progress to NVQ level 3 or gain employment in the catering industry as a Commis chef or other catering sectors.

Overview of the course: 

On NVQ Level 2 you will cover the units relating to, Poultry, Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Sauces, Hot and cold desserts, cold food preparation with in all the units health and safety, safe and hygienic working practices, maintaining and handling Knives, and working as a team

Entry requirements: 

Preferred hand eye co-ordination with reference to handling knives.

Basic maths and English. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. Following changes in the assessment and grading of GCSE’s as a result of Covid-19, all new full-time students will be regularly assessed by East Durham College at an early stage in their study programme. This is to ensure that students are enrolled onto courses which suit their abilities – following assessment, there may be occasions when learners are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled onto the right course for them to achieve success.

Topics: 

On NVQ Level 2 you will cover the units relating to, Poultry, Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Sauces, Hot and cold desserts, cold food preparation with in all the units health and safety, safe and hygienic working practices, maintaining and handling Knives, and working as a team

How is the course assessed?: 

practical assessments and portfolio building, multi-choice questions for all units

Further study options after this course: 

NVQ level 3 part time or NVQ level 3 apprenticeship

Length of the course: 

1 year, full time

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2021

Fees: 

Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2021

Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2021 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan

Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2021 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications

Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible

Free if you are employed and your income is less than £16,009.50

If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:

£1748.50

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years

City & Guilds Group Bursaries
C&G run their own bursary programme to help people who are financially unable to complete one of their qualifications. They award bursaries twice a year for people who wish to study for a City & Guilds qualification, but lack the funds. Their bursaries are grants that cover costs arising as a result of taking one of their qualifications which can include course and/or exam fees, learning materials, travel and childcare. For more detail on the criteria and how to apply, please visit https://www.cityandguildsgroup.com/bursaries

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (19 Jan 2021 05:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

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Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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