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This course is designed for adult learners whom having honed their basic cookery skills through studying cookery level 1 or previously working in industry and wishing again to further develop their passion for cooking and equip themselves with the further skills to enter the professional world of catering and hospitality as a professional cook and chef.

Your progression from this qualification will be the below pathways:

•    Employment – This qualification will give you the skills required to gain employment in the hospitality and catering industry.

The entry requirements for this course are:

•    General understanding about Catering & Hospitality
•    NVQ Level 1 or equivalent industry experience
•    You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment, based on your prior qualifications

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:

•    Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
•    Maintain, handle and clean knives
•    Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
•    Maintain food safety when preparing, storing and cooking food
•    Prepare meat for basic dishes
•    Cook and finish basic meat dishes
•    Prepare poultry for basic dishes
•    Cook and finish basic poultry dishes
•    Cook and finish basic vegetable dishes
•    Prepare, cook and finish basic hot sauces
•    Prepare, cook and finish basic soups
•    Prepare, cook and finish basic bread and dough products
•    Prepare, cook and finish basic pastry products
•    Prepare, cook and finish basic cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones

This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.

You will be assessed through:

•    Observation and knowledge questions
•    Practical assessments and written assignments

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