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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Candidates can progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Food Production and Cooking; it may also be useful to complete the CIEH Food Hygiene qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, it is essential that all candidates are operating within the industry for a minimum of 16 hours per week, and are able to freely demonstrate their ability to show general competence to a level in line with their occupation and qualification requirements.

What does this programme involve?

Candidates will be required to complete 3 mandatory units;
-Maintaining food safety when storing ,preparing and cooking food
-Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
-Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
They will then need to complete further units from Food Service and Beverage Service options, in order to gain enough credits to successfully complete the qualification. Units include, but are not limited to:
-Produce meat dishes
-Cook-Chill food
-Produce basic hot sauces
-Produce basic hot and cold desserts
-Produce flour, dough and tray baked products
-Produce healthier dishes
-Maintain an efficient use of resources on the kitchen
-Modify the content of dishes
-Prepare and cook meals to meet the requirements of allergy sufferers
-Provide a counter/takeaway service
An assessor will also visit the work place, to carry out observations, professional discussions, and to set assignments. It is anticipated that the course will take one year to complete.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly. They will complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target. They will support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as; professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

What else do I need to know?

This qualification 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.

If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 10% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact experts@eastleigh.ac.uk or call 023 8091 1195.

Dates for the diary

Each year we hold various events which will give you the opportunity to find out more about our range of courses. For specific dates and times please see the events section of this website or telephone 023 8091 1195.

How do I apply?

If you are hoping to undertake a workbased apprenticeship, please be aware that you will need to be employed in a relevant role in industry and your employer must agree to your training.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Workforce Skills Advisors on 023 8091 1195.

Course Code

CKFPE2

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
FPCE2 Workplace Flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible You may be eligible for fee funding. Please enquire for details --Please call 023 8091 1195 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 10% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact experts@eastleigh.ac.uk or call 023 8091 1195.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

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Ashesh, Catering

Ashesh studies Hospitality and Catering and has recently competed in the national culinary WorldSkills competition.

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