Is this course right for me?

Are you looking to begin or enhance your career in the diverse catering and hospitality industries?

This course has been specially designed to further develop your culinary skills, whether you are an experienced chef or new to catering. It is ideal if you are progressing from a relevant Level 1 course, or from professional experience.

You will gain practical knowledge in a range of areas, learning to prepare, cook and present fish and shellfish, meat, poultry and game, vegetable dishes, sauces and dressings, patisserie, baked goods and desserts. You will also look at gastronomy and food culture, the latest health and safety procedures.

You will be able to enjoy the benefits of a full-time course, whilst gaining practical work skills in the College's excellent kitchen and restaurant facilities.

You will be expected to purchase kit, uniform and books, costing approximately £280 (subject to change). Help towards this cost may be available through grants.

Entry requirements:

  • Level 1 Diploma pass in a relevant subject
  • Attendance at an interview

Delivery:

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Skill building sessions
  • Virtual learning environment
  • Practical sessions in a realistic working environment

Assessment:

  • Practical work
  • Short written tests
  • Assignments
  • Observation

Progression:

Completion of this course can lead to a number of options in education and employment. You could move directly into employment and apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace. You are encouraged to gain work experience during this course, and may be able to secure a full position when you finish.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress onto a Level 3 course, where you can specialise in either cookery or hospitality. You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Professional Food and Beverage Service – Supervision Level 3
  • Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Level 3
  • Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder) Level 3