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Catering & Hospitality

The Level 2 Culinary Skills qualifications will suit you if you have some basic skills and experience as a chef notably by passing the Level 1 Culinary Skills or by having relevant industrial experience. The Level 2 Culinary Skills will help you gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role in the future

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

    Assessment Method

    Observation and written questions

    Aims of the course

    The Culinary Skills qualifications can help you find a job as a: Catering assistant Commis Chef / Chef De Partie

    Progression Opportunities

    Subject to attendance and internal assessments, after taking the Level 2 qualification you could move on to: Level 3 (NVQ) Professional Cookery (7133) Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (Kitchen & Larder) (7100) Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionary (7120)


    You will be provided with up to date kitchens including: Cooking facilities which will enable you to have full access to ovens / ranges, grills, griddles and deep fat fryers, excellent worktop space with washing facilities (hand washing, food preparation and washing up), excellent Refrigeration space, and small and large equipment. To enable you to pass the course you will provided with IT systems= e-me, Hodder Level 2 theory workshops and online assessment tracking facilities The course will be delivered through practical kitchen classes with practice and assessments plus theory questions set by City and Guilds

    Career Options

    Work in the hospitality Industry as a Commis Chef / Chef de Partie

    What can I earn as a chef? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified chef or catering professional you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Chefs start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3 years' experience Restaurant managers start on around £15,000 year and can earn £22,000 with 3 years' experience

    If you're thinking this sounds like you, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our former students have gone on to work at some of the most famous restaurants and hotels in the world including The Ritz Hotel ? and with the right training and experience, there's no reason why you shouldn't follow them.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 29 weeks
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 06/05/2022


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ £994 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

Mark Morris

Mark Morris

"My time at Lewisham College was very important. It gave me the set of skills I needed to develop into the chef I am today. I’d like to say a big thanks to all of my college lecturers."

Harrison Britton

Harrison Britton

"I really enjoy being able to work within a team during busy service as well as learning new practical skills. It’s also great to meet with my assessor and track my progress with her. It means that I always know where I’m at in regards to my apprenticeship."

Zihni Ozturk

My experience as a young chef and apprentice has been very exciting. It has informed me on how things run in a kitchen and has definitely broadened my knowledge and skills.

Toufik Bernaoui

Toufik Bernaoui

"I’ve really enjoyed my apprenticeship, especially my sessions with my assessor who has given me great encouragement."

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