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Hospitality & Catering

Hospitality & Catering

Mode of study Apprenticeship
Duration Please ring for details
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 1 August 2019
Course code PLR2UFP (1919)
  • Who is it for?

    For the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Food Production and Cooking you would be working in a range of settings of different sizes where you could be preparing, cooking and serving large volumes of nutritious meals in a hygienic environment, ensuring recipes and portion controls are followed, complete kitchen documentation, minimise all kitchen wastage and maintain stocks. Kitchen Assistants keep the kitchen clean, tidy, safe and hygienic, maintain food safety when cooking, storing or putting clean items away, using basic kitchen equipment, chemicals, cleaning substances, collecting waste and disposing of it safely, unloading deliveries of food and equipment to the kitchen. Job roles include: School Cook, Chef, Cook, Kitchen Assistant.
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship, however, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards these qualifications. Please note, employers sometimes stipulate their own entry requirements which would be detailed against their specific vacancy.
  • What does the course involve?

    There are two main qualifications within this apprenticeship. Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking (assessing your competence in the job role) and Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles - Food Production and Cooking (assessing your knowledge). As part of the Apprenticeship programme you will also study further qualifications in English and maths (if appropriate) as well as Employer Rights & Responsibilities and Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.
  • How is the course assessed?

    Apprentices in Food Production and Cooking are assessed predominantly within the workplace, demonstrating your competency through doing your job and covering your knowledge through theoretical sessions in a variety of ways including one to one tutorials and online learning. If you need to complete your functional skills, then some college attendance will be required.
  • How much does it cost?

    The apprenticeship training programme is fully funded for 16 – 18 year olds. For apprentices aged 19 years and over, your employer would be required to contribute towards the training costs.
  • What do I do next?

    If you have secured an employer or are already in work and your employer is willing to support your training, you can apply online. If you haven’t got an employer, you can still apply and we will interview you for a full-time course until you find an employer. If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring the Apprenticeship Team on 01743 260400 or email:

Abbie Davies

Abbie Davies

Level 3 Professional Chef Diploma
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

I would love to go on to study for a degree in something like nutrition. My tutor is currently helping me look at possible university courses that might suit me. After that I would either like to find a job in that field or possibly go into teaching. The whole feeling around campus is a really positive one. All the teachers are supportive and want us to do well.

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Career Options

  • Chefs

    Up to £24,000

  • Inspectors of standards and regulations

    Up to £34,000


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