City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Food Preparation and Service

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Food Preparation and Service

Subject Area: Catering & Hospitality

Course Overview

This study programme is for you if you want to learn chef skills in our fantastic kitchens alongside serving food and drink to our customer base in our excellent restaurant, known as Shelley’s. You will also experience our Granary café and produce a range of food items for lunch served to the students in the Atrium. There are exciting internal and external events such as the Mayors Ball and the Suffolk Show that you will participate in as part of our high quality student team. You may want to seek a junior kitchen or restaurant position in a wide range of hospitality outlets including fine dining hotels and restaurants, bistros and cafes

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GCSE or Functional Skills in English and/or maths

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2017
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: HHG12F0

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or grade 3 including GCSE English Language, or a relevant vocational qualification

Course Highlights

This is the study programme that will challenge both your kitchen and restaurant skills and inspire you to craft your own dishes and get your own style.

Guest chefs and industry professionals will take you to the next level of taste and service! You will showcase your talents at festivals and competitions such as the Suffolk Show and University of Suffolk Summer Ball – you will work on a range of high profile events in our own Shelley’s restaurant and develop your bakery skills in our Granary.

Next Steps

You will be able to gain employment in a Commis Chef or front of house position in the Hospitality and catering industry, in hotels, restaurants and bistros. You can develop your skills further with a level 3 professional chef, level 3 supervision in food and beverage services or follow the Advanced Apprentice route.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.

For all students aged 19+ fees are £3345. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at

Additional Costs

Approximately £225 for uniform/kit and £30 for trips/materials

Tilly Warne - City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery - Level 2

I had work experience at Milsoms fine dining venue, and entered a national competition as well as working on large corporate functions such as the UCS Summer ball cooking for 600! I am continuing to work in industry to gain further skills and intend to enrol onto the L3 Professional Chef course in 15/16 to expand my skills and range of techniques further.