Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills

Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills

Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills

This is a very practical course for those who are looking to improve and advance skills in the kitchen, restaurant and bar, as well as those looking for a professional career in the Catering and Hospitality industry.

You will be studying key areas, including:

  • Food Preparation and Cookery
  • The preparation, skills and techniques for meat, fish, poultry, fresh pasta, rice, sauces soups and stocks. As well as developing a sound knowledge of Food Safety and Health and Safety for this exciting fast moving industry
  • Food and Drinks Service
  • The Preparation and Service Skills for Food and Beverages (including coffee, tea, wines, beers spirits and cocktails) as well as developing excellent customer service skills

You will also be given the opportunity to become head chef/waiter and run your own themed event designed and planned by you with the support of our knowledgeable industry experienced staff.

All units will be assessed by a practical assessment and theory test (oral/written).

“Travel the world with a culinary skills set”

On successful completion of this course you can progress to NVQ Level 3 and/or appropriate employment in the varied and exciting world of Hospitality and Catering.


One GCSE grade 9-4 (A-C) or above in English or maths or a full Level 1 in Catering or suitable industry experience and a positive school report.

Course may be free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
1st year course fee £973; Exam Fee £124.

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services.

Course Summary

Length of study:
35 weeks


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 2

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

College open event

Our Open Events are a chance for you to come and see what Coventry College is all about!
You’ll have the opportunity to talk to course tutors, have a go at some taster activities and explore our fantastic facilities.


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