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Catering and Hospitality

Food Preparation and Cookery Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September and runs for one year.

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 2 or above in English and Maths or Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills or equivalent.

You will achieve

Food Preparation and Cookery Level 2 Certificate City & Guilds

Course overview

Level 2 Food Preparation and Cookery will suit you if you are new to the catering industry. This course gives you an initial insight and introduction into cookery skills in stove, larder and patisserie.

Course content

This course is for those interested in the hospitality and catering industry where you will be introduced to professional cookery skills in stove, larder and Patisserie. You will also be introduced to front of house skills including customer care and food and beverage service, as well as studying subjects such as food safety and healthy eating.


  • Cooking skills in stove, larder and patisserie
  • Front of house skills including customer care and food and beverage service
  • Food safety
  • Healthy eating

You will also gain qualifications in:

  • CIEH Food Safety
  • Edexcel Certificate in Workskills

Level 2 culinary skills will include how to cook;

  • Classical French cuisine, including chicken cuts for sauté
  • Advance fish preparation and cooking
  • Vegetables
  • Patisserie, and confectioner skills


All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

You will require lever arch files and plastic wallets and you will be expected to supply your own notepads, writing and general stationery equipment. A small number of textbooks may be recommended at the start of the programme. Details of other equipment and kitchen uniform you may need will be discussed at interview.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

Employment- On successful completion of this programme the qualification will enhance your prospects for employment within areas of the hospitality and catering. The skills you acquire could provide the foundations for a job within a kitchen, restaurant or bar.

Education- You could progress to Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery or  Level 3 Professional Cookery 

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Food Preparation and Cookery Level 2 Full-time

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