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Professional Cookery Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2



Weekly hours:

The weekly hours will depend on the Apprenticeship qualification and employer.



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What does this course involve?

This Programme will be offered at times throughout the academic year which runs from September 2014 to July 2015. To register your interest please contact Support Services:

Broadstairs - 01843605062 (or email

Folkestone - 01303 858300 (or email

Candidates gain the Professional Cookery Apprenticeship Level 2 framework qualification by completing and achieving:

Competency Qualification: NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2.

Technical Certificate: Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles Level 2.

Maths and English: Fulfilled by completion of Maths and English at level 1.

ERR: Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

PLTS: Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

All qualification elements must be achieved to complete the Apprenticeship framework.

There are a number of mandatory units concentrating on food safety to be completed. Apprentices will be required to complete a number of optional units linked to specific skills requirements.

There is an expectation that Apprentices will undertake personal study in order to demonstrate knowledge of the subject area, and compile a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their competence.


What qualifications do I need?

Apprentices should be employed within an appropriate kitchen environment.

Apprentices will be invited to attend a short informal interview prior to the course commencing and to undertake initial assessment to demonstrate the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required.

Apprentices will be allocated a personal tutor for guidance throughout the duration of the course.


The process of assessment requires the demonstration of skills together with appropriate knowledge and understanding to a specified standard. Assessment of the NVQ is based on a combination of observation, questioning and collection of evidence from the workplace.

Fees & Costs

This course is fully funded if the apprentice is aged under 19. If the apprentice is 19+ then a £500 employer contribution is required. For more information please contact Support Services:

Broadstairs - 01843605062 (or email
Folkestone - 01303 858300 (or email


On successful completion, you could progress onto a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or employment in the Catering and Hospitality industry.

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