What opportunities will this course give me?

You could progress onto the level 3 Professional Catering or level 3 Food and Beverage
Internal Progression to level 3 is subject to successful assessment interview and meeting all the college progress, attendance and behaviour expectations on your current programme. You should also be able to work independently and to show supervisory and leadership qualities.
Employment in hotels/restaurants/bars/cruise ships/cafes/contract catering/armed forces

What will I be learning?

Your programme will involve practical work in our kitchens and restaurant. Theory will take place in a classroom environment. You will work in groups for practical, but you may be required to complete some assessed coursework individually or working in pairs.

You will complete:
-VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Food, Beverage and Professional Cookery studies
-Functional Skills/GCSE
-Work Placement

You will study the following units:
-Prepare and cook meat and offal
-Investigate the catering and hospitality industry
-Giving customers a positive impression
-Legislation in food and beverage service
-Prepare and cook fish and shellfish
-Health and safety in catering and hospitality
-Food safety in catering
-Principles of customer service in hospitality leisure travel and tourism
-Prepare and cook poultry
-Food service

All students without an A*-C grade in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme.

Why is this course for me?

You will be assessed by completing coursework which is related to the working practices that take place in the kitchens and restaurant. You will be observed throughout the year and will be assessed by the chef lecturers and restaurant lecturers.

What do I need to sign up?

4 GCSE Grades - A*-D / 9-3 (including Maths and English) or Level 1 Functional Skills
Plus Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Studies (or other suitable level 1 catering qualification)
Satisfactory interview and assessment
You will need a report that indicates good attendance, behaviour and participation from previous year.
Students should be able to work independently and demonstrate potential to develop leadership and supervisory roles

Is there anything else I need to know?

We have our own restaurant - East Avenue Restaurant which is open to the public which has regular theme evenings, and a bar, which is licensed to sell drinks to customers. Students work between a fully equipped pastry kitchen and main kitchen for the preparation and production of food. You will need to purchase a uniform and equipment at an extra cost of approximately £220 before the start of the course.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
CKPC2 Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £2,245.00 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 some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014