Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills



The Level 2 Diploma helps those already working within the industry to develop thier skills in the kitchen and in the workplace. We will arm you with the knowledge across a range of food preparation and cooking techniques that help you get you ready for a high-profile career in the catering industry.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You’ll be developing a wide range of skills across the kitchen including:
Health and hygiene standards leading to a level 2 food hygiene qualification
Preparing and cooking stocks, soups, sauces, fruit and vegetables, meat and offal, poultry, fish and shellfish and rice, pasta, grains and eggs
Understand how to prepare and cook, biscuits, cake and sponges, and working with fermented dough.
Learning about Healthier foods, special diets and nutrition

Am I right for the course?

You should be keen and committed to developing your skills.

You should be aged 16-18 and have had relevant industry experience or have already completed a Level 1 in Professional Cookery qualification.

You willl need uniform, knives and books, the total cost of which is approximately £170.00

You will be trained by professional chefs with many years of experience working within a variety of kitchen environments in restaurants, hotels and industrial catering.

What Next?

You could progress onto the Level 3 qualification or continueyour journey in the workplace.as professional chef.

Successful completion of our Hospitality & Catering courses can lead you onto a higher level course, university or even into employment.

Potential careers:

  • Butler, Catering/ Restaurant Manager
  • Chef
  • Conference and Banqueting Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Housekeeper
  • Kitchen Assistant/ Porter
  • Kitchen Supervisor/ Manager
  • Sommelier/ Wine Waiter
  • Waiter/ Waitress '

This is where the stars of the future are going to train.' – Becky Alexander – Local Food Critic

Ready to take the next step?

Reaching your career goals is just a click away.


16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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