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Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

Culinary Skills City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma & Food and Beverage Service Certificate

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Campus Granton Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks

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Course overview

This is an industry qualification that is recognised worldwide. This course will build on your existing skills and experience and is aimed at applicants who have either completed the City and Guilds Level 1 course (or equivalent) or who have experience working in a professional kitchen. 

The course will enable candidates to participate in engaging, motivating learning experiences, and to develop Cookery and Food and Beverage related knowledge, understanding and skills, that can be used at home, but ultimately, in employment. You will also attend visits to the wider hospitality family including suppliers and manufacturers which will give you a greater insight into our sector.

What you will learn

To prepare and cook the following:

  • Stocks, sauces and soups
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat and offal
  • Poultry
  • Fish and Shellfish
  • Rice, Pasta, Grains and Egg dishes

To Produce the following:

  • Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings
  • Paste Products
  • Fermented dough products

You will also cover

  • Food Safety
  • Food Hygiene (REHIS)
  • A range of food and beverage service skills taught in a realistic working environment
  • 2-hour bar licence training
  • Gueridon and Flambe service
  • Cocktail training

Placement information

Although there is not a mandatory work placement required for this course you are strongly recommended to seek work experience within the catering and hospitality industry to support your studies. Your course tutor can assist you in finding suitable work experience.

How the course is assessed

  • A range of practical activities and assessments
  • Short answer test papers

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week (Maximum of 17 hours)

Entry requirements

  • Completion of level 1 culinary skills or equivalent qualification
  • Recognition will also be given to those who have relevant work experience, candidates will be assessed on an individual basis.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Interview  
  • Keep warm/induction day in June
  • External applicants to level 2 may be required to pass a practical skills test

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Level 6 Professional Cookery
  • Level 7 Patisserie and Confectionary
  • HNC Hospitality at SCQF 7 for those wishing to take a food and beverage service route.
  • Access to HN Events and Hospitality at SCQF Level 6

Career options

  • Commis Chef
  • Junior Chef De Partie
  • Working in a range of food and beverage outlets in varied positions

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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