Culinary Skills City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma & Food and Beverage Service Certificate
Milton Road Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 5
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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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
- 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
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)
- 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
- Keep warm/induction day in June
- External applicants to level 2 may be required to pass a practical skills test
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 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
- Commis Chef
- Junior Chef De Partie
- Working in a range of food and beverage outlets in varied positions
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