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Catering and Hospitality - VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2

If you are interested in food, cooking and providing a quality service within the catering industry then this qualification will progress your knowledge of food preparation.

Key information

Course type: Part-time professional Entry requirements: Catering experience is preferable End qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Awarding body: City & Guilds Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £1579.50 Assessment: Formal assessment of skills and knowledge will take place throughout the course

Course aims and areas

This course seeks to build on the knowledge, training and enthusiasm you already have for cookery and will teach you how to prepare new types of food and sauces.

You will also develop your knowledge of health and safety and how the catering and hospitality industry operates.

This course aims to give you the skills and confidence to be able to seek employment once you have successfully completed the qualification.

Start dates

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Code Start Times Duration Fees ?
B0668 26 Sep 2018 Date TBC 36 weeks

£1,579.50

The fee listed is the full course cost. Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances.

Course Units

  • Preparing and cooking stocks, soups and sauces
  • Preparing and cooking fruit and vegetables
  • Preparing and cooking meat and offal
  • Preparing and cooking fish and shellfish
  • Preparing and cooking pasta, grains and rice
  • Preparing and cooking desserts, puddings and bakery products
  • Healthier eating and special diets
  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Investigating the hospitality industry
  • Kitchen operations, costs and menu planning

Why the MET?

Our lecturers are very experienced teachers who have many years of industry experience, including restaurant managers, head chefs and army cooks. Our staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

We also welcome guest speakers who come in to teach. In the past these have included chefs from the famous kitchens of Heston Blumenthal.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach.  


Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

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What's next?

This course will prepare you to apply for one of the many jobs in the catering industry, across wide sectors such as restaurants, hotels, contract catering, industrial and airline catering.

What's next?

  • Professional kitchens with modern facilities
  • The Gallery and the East Central Brasserie
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon which are both open to the public and offer exceptional value

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Restaurant or catering establishment manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans catering services and directs staff.
  • Decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided.
  • Discusses customer requirements for special occasions.
  • Purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts.
  • Verifies that quality of food, beverages and waiting service is as required, that kitchen and dining areas are kept clean and appropriate hygiene standards are maintained in compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Plans and arranges food preparation in collaboration with other staff and organises the provision of waiting or counter staff.
  • Checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

485 Available opportunities 6.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,751

AVERAGE £22,991

POTENTIAL £36,095

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

RESTAURANT MANAGER LONDON NEW Company: Firmdale Hotels Location: London
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Restaurant Manager Company: Firmdale Location: London
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Restaurant Manager - Horsham (Day Shifts Only) Company: Penny Cook Recruitment Location: Horsham
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Store Manager Company: Subway Location: Barking IG11
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Baker or flour confectioner

Typical Tasks:

  • Weighs ingredients according to recipe.
  • Mixes ingredients using hand or machine to obtain the required consistency.
  • Rolls and cuts pastry, stretches, kneads and moulds dough to form bread, rolls and buns.
  • Fills and glazes pastry, mixes ingredients for cakes.
  • Bakes bread, pastry and cakes.
  • Makes cake decorations, spreads icing, fillings and toppings on products.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

827 Available opportunities 1.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,255

AVERAGE £17,141

POTENTIAL £23,712

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Executive Assistant Company: Knight Frank Location: London
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Baker Company: Savills Earls Court Location: London
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Volunteer Development Manager Company: Nesta Location: London
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Associate Civil & Structural Engineer (Rail) Company: Morgan Sindall Plc Location: London
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Chef

Typical Tasks:

  • Requisitions or purchases and examines foodstuffs from suppliers to ensure quality.
  • Plans menus, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs or oversees their preparation and monitors the quality of finished dishes.
  • Supervises, organises and instructs kitchen staff and manages the whole kitchen or an area of the kitchen.
  • Ensures relevant hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen.
  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

9263 Available opportunities 3.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,216

AVERAGE £16,887

POTENTIAL £24,492

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Writing

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Section Chef Company: Wahaca White City Location: London
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Spanish Speaking Executive Chef Trainer- Remote Site Company: COREcruitment Location: London
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Food and Beverage Storekeeper Company: Interstate Hotels & Resorts Location: West Drayton
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DevOps Engineers Company: Apica Location: London
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Cook

Typical Tasks:

  • Requisitions or purchases foodstuffs and checks quality.
  • Plans meals, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs.
  • Cooks and sells a range of meals, such as fish and chips, over the counter.
  • Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

2651 Available opportunities 5.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,372

AVERAGE £16,712

POTENTIAL £22,581

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Writing

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Kitchen Team Leader Company: Kingfisher Location: Chertsey
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Daily OR live in Housekeeper Company: HomeOrganisers Ltd Location: Walton-on-Thames
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Cook Company: Devine Flavouz London Location: London
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