This employer approved qualification covers a good grounding for the hospitality and catering industry. The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking is suggested for candidates working within local authority catering, school meals, residential and care homes, the National Health Service, either as contractors or direct caterers, and licensed retail outlets. Achievement at Level 2 reflects the ability to select and use relevant knowledge, ideas, skills and procedures to complete well defined tasks and address straight forward problems. It includes taking responsibility for completing tasks and procedures and exercising autonomy and judgement subject to overall direction or guidance.
Food Production and Cooking
On completion of this qualifications candidates may progress into employment or there would be opportunities to progress to a Level 3 vocationally related qualification. The learner could also progress onto an apprenticeship at Level 3 in Hospitality & Catering. This qualification could lead to jobs as a:
- Kitchen assistant
- Kitchen porter
- Fast food service assistant
To achieve the full qualification candidates must attain a minimum of 40 credits in total.
- All of the mandatory units (10 credits)
- A minimum of 16 credits from Section A
- A minimum of 14 credits from Section B
- Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
- Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
- Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
Example Optional Units
- Produce basic fish dishes
- Produce basic meat dishes
- Producse basic poultry dishes
- Cook-chill food
- Cook-freeze food
- Prepare hot and cold sandwiches
- Maintain an efficient use of resources in the kitchen
- Prepare, operate and clean specialist food preparation and cooking equipment
- Liaise with care team to ensure that an individuals’ nurtritional needs are met
- Prepare meals for distribution
“Vocational” means that the work that you do to achieve this qualification is mainly about practical skills and real work activities. Work based observations, witness testimonies, work products, questioning, and discussion submitted in the learner’s portfolio. Your allocated assessor will visit you in the work place to assess your skills on a monthly basis.
Completion of initial assessment tests – literacy and numeracy to ensure the learner is capable of reaching the required standards of the course. Learners will need to be at least 16 years of age and working, volunteering or on a practical placement as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
- Relevant Books
- No Fee if this course is taken as an Apprenticeship
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.