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Professional Chef (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

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Course outline

This course is perfect if you’ve got a passion and a flair for cooking and want to apply your skills in a professional kitchen as a chef or work in the restaurant front of house.

You’ll learn about menu planning, kitchen organisation, health and safety, food theory, food and ingredient pricing, plus a range of professional cookery skills for cooking meat and fish, pastry dishes, soups, salads and more. You will also develop waitering, barista and bar skills towards a Food and Beverage Certificate. Visits from our industry supporters such as Marco Pierre White, Dan Burridge and Alex Bond may be on the cards too.

You can expect to learn in our brand new commercial restaurant in the heart of Nottingham at our City Hub campus (opening early 2021). You’ll get to invent and create your own menu plans, but we make sure you get plenty of practical cooking and restaurant time too.

How to apply for this course

It is no longer possible to start this course this academic year.

You will be able to apply for September 2021 soon.

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Location Date
Location to be confirmed
Due to the COVID-19 crisis this course will start at another college campus and may move to the City Hub later in the year.

Start: 7th September 2020

Course code: C000227 / Q001339


Professional Chef Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above.


You will be assessed through practical tests and written assignments.


Choose to follow with our Advanced Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery, or our Hospitality Supervision and Leadership programme, or you could move into an apprenticeship with one of the many award-winning restaurants we work with.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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