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Catering and Hospitality VRQ Level 2

Course Overview

During this Catering and Hospitality Level 2 course you will learn key cooking and serving principles and practices and a broad range of theory topics. The units relate to kitchen equipment, healthy foods and cooking methods, techniques and cover a range of foods from across the globe. You will also undertake a restaurant qualification which will include restaurant service in our fine dining restaurant, bistro and canteen. Topics covered for this qualification include; customer service, silver service, table service and drinks service.

What topics are covered?

Units include:

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Contribute to effective team work
  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Healthy foods and special diets
  • Kitchen equipment and personal workplace skills
  • Preparing and cooking food, using methods such as boiling, poaching, steaming, baking, roasting and grilling

 

In addition, you will undertake a restaurant qualification.

 

As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Four full GCSEs at grades D/3, including English Language and maths
  • Dedication and enthusiasm, and a desire to succeed in the industry
  • Interview

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery.
Level 2 Food and Beverage Certificate.

Who is the awarding body?

City and Guilds

How will I learn?

Your learning will be classroom and practical based, with assignments, presentations and reports, working individually and in small groups.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via coursework and practical cookery tests.

What can I do after this course?

  • Progress onto a level 3 diploma programme or apprenticeship.
  • Gain employment within the catering and hospitality industry

Are there any additional costs?

Uniform, knives and books (discussed at interview)

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

You will gain experience in our on-site state-of-the-art kitchens and restaurant facilities such as The Shrubbery Restaurant and Bistro.

Which department is this course in?

Hospitality, Hair, Beauty and Spa Industries

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to comply with the following policies that are issued at enrolment:

  • Dress code
  • Code of conduct
  • Locker policy
  • Scissor / knife policy

 

A basic stationery pack will be issued to enrolled students.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.

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