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Schools 14-16 - Level 2 Award in Cookery and Service for the Hospitality Industry

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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Delivered over two years, in years 10 and 11; this course allows you to explore different areas of the Hospitality industry.

This technical qualification is designed to give 14-16 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress within Hospitality and Catering.

Entry requirements

It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining a high level of attendance and enthusiasm for hospitality and catering.

Course Content

You will undertake the following:

  • Exploring the hospitality industry
  • Food preparation and cookery
  • Food and beverage service

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a theory exam and assignments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A uniform will be required. More details will be available during your interview. 

What can I do after this course?

Upon completion of the qualification and depending on the grades achieved, learners may wish to progress on to further study, such as:

  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery or a level 3 Diploma in Supervision in Food and Beverage.
  • An Apprenticeship Programme at level 2 or 3.

Further study can lead to a variety of careers within the Hospitality and Catering industry, including waiter, chef, hotel front desk assistant and hotel manager.

(This qualification is on the Department of Education headline performance measures in the technical award category).


This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Compliments to the award-winning chef

Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.

Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.

His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.

I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.
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