What opportunities will this course give me?

The catering and hospitality industry offers up a world of opportunities; it is exciting, fast paced and dynamic. No two days are ever the same, and the roles and responsibilities on offer are huge.

Thats why we are delighted to deliver our Level 2 diploma in Professional Cookery Studies. This in-depth, industry recognised qualification is perfect for those currently working as it sits alongside your job commitments. Its a part time course, meaning you can gain a nationally accredited qualification while expanding your real life experience.

Plus, the course is ideal for anyone who might have fallen into a job but lacks the formal qualification needed to progress. The College also has a huge selection of employer links locally and nationally, with a strong pool in London.

You will leave Eastleigh fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to fulfil a successful job and reach your ultimate potential.

Why is this course for me?

This is a flexible course designed to fit around your home and work life. You will take part in five hours of practical work, with theory completed as directed study alongside like-minded, motivated and passionate professionals.

You will gain a thorough experience and set of practical skills in all areas of food, including units on:

• Preparing/cooking meat and offal
• Preparing/cooking fish and shellfish
• Preparing/cooking poultry
• Producing fermented dough products
• Producing desserts and puddings
• Preparing/cooking stocks, soups and sauces
• Preparing/cooking fruit and vegetables
• Producing paste products
• Producing biscuit, cake and sponge products
• Health and safety
• Food safety

Classes will take place on a Tuesday evening (as industry tends to be quieter this day) and our assessment process is entirely evidence based.

Successful students will also leave with a Level 2 food safety certificate: another valuable addition to your CV.

How will my learning be enhanced?

Its important to us that learning is as enriching as possible; thats why you will have access to a series of additional opportunities while at Eastleigh.

All learners will be given the chance to compete in competitions, as well as taking part in visits to local restaurants and hotels. You will hear from guest speakers and professional experts, providing a fantastic insight into the different possibilities within the industry.

You will leave with a nationally recognised qualification, as well as the option to expand your learning into Level 3.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Eastleigh is well known across the country for its professional, modern environment and team of industry experienced lecturers. These lecturers constantly keep up to date with all the latest developments and trends within the industry, and bring this knowledge to their teaching.

You will become confident with a range of high end equipment, including thermomixers, smokers, dehydrators and Robot Coupe Cook. All information will be recorded on Google Suite (an accessible and easy to use system) and you will enjoy regular, personal teaching and guidance from our supportive teaching staff; they are all on hand to ensure you get the very most out of the programme.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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16:00 – 21:00



Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
PCD2 Eastleigh College 8/9/2020 Tue 16:00 – 21:00 34

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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.