NVQ Level 2 City & Guilds L2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Course Description

This course is for a learner looking to work within the catering industry.  This qualification shows employers and customers that you have the skills to work in a range of jobs preparing food to a professional standard.                              

Mandatory Units include

Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food

Work effectively as part of a hospitality team

Maintain, handle and clean knives

Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment

Optional units – to be arranged


12 - 24 months depending on course and individual circumstances


Oral and written unit assessments through student portfolio with practical vocational observation by a qualified Assessor; Witness Testimonies and Professional Discussion.

Entry Requirements

Aged 16 – 17 years old Or Young person with a disability and be under 22 years old, Or Young person who qualifies under the Children (Leaving Care) Act (NI) (2002) and who is under 24 years old.

18 – 24 years old working 21 hrs or above in a relevant job role

All aged groups, must be employed or working voluntary in a relevant job role

Progression Routes

Students can progress to higher education or level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

Job Roles within the Catering Industry

This qualification can help you to progress within the catering industry into various catering routes well as the opportunity to gain full time employment.

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