Do you want to work in a professional cookery environment? This is an ideal programme to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a professional cooking environment. Specifically you will learn how to maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment and develop productive working relationships with colleagues. You will also learn how to maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.


Meet our students Riley Coleman

Riley Coleman

“I enjoyed the comfort and atmosphere of the course; I feel I learned and achieved a lot in the two years I studied professional cookery and I am very appreciative of the help and encouragement I was given by my lecturer.”

Riley Coleman
Professional Cookery - Now Chef de Partie at The Pheasant, Highclere

  • Description

    The optional units that make up this qualification will allow you to tailor your learning to your needs and your personal interests and preferences. Units range from preparing, cooking and finishing and variety of complex dishes to contributing to the control of resources and the development of recipes and menus.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 2 Professional Cookery

    Students must have a good interest in Cooking. Hand dexterity and working to tight time constraints are essential

  • Qualification

    NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

  • Assessment

    Continuous practical assessments, question and answer, assignments

  • Home Study

    A requirement for 3 hours minimum

  • Work Placement

    Placement in a operating catering facility would really benefit skills and knowledge

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    Chef's white and kitchen tools. Costs will be given on interview

* Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.