Culinary Skills

Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma
Level 2

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About the course

The first year is an ideal starter if you wish to start training to work in the hospitality and catering industry. In the second year you will gain a high standard of cookery and service skills and learn other workplace essentials including customer service and kitchen health and safety. You will learn in our commercial kitchen and fine dining restaurant Aspire working with paying customers.

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Customer service
  • Cookery skills
  • Food and beverage service skills
  • Cook and serve in Aspire Restaurant
  • Increase your industry knowledge
  • Food safety
  • English and maths

Year 2

  • Professional cookery skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Food and drink service skills
  • Cooking methods and processes
  • Cook and serve in Aspire Restaurant
  • Work as part of a team
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • English and maths

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 1 Certificate qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.


Our modern commercial kitchens and commercial fine dining restaurant (Aspire) will provide you with the perfect place to learn your trade in this industry. Gain valuable experience of working in the restaurant and at catering events that will build your CV and enhance your employability.


100% coursework / practical

Entry requirements

Direct entry to year 2

4 GCSEs A*–D/9–3 (including English and maths) AND
Level 1 in Hospitality & Catering

Entry to year 1

4 GCSEs A*-E/9-2 (including English and maths) 

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 1 or 2 years Main
What next?
  • Level 3 in Professional Cookery or Events Management
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Entry level employment in hospitality and catering
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Entry to industry competitions
  • Industry week activities
  • Work experience