Hospitality, Tourism & Sport

Professional Cookery - Level 2

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01568 TAF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 500/8909/2

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)


Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y

Course Content

  • Developing skills for employment in the Catering and Hospitality Industry
  • Food safety in catering
  • Health and safety in catering
  • Nutritional and special diets in catering
  • Kitchen operations, costs and menu planning
  • Applying workplace skills
  • Prepare and cook sauces, stocks, soups, fruit and vegetables, meat and offal, poultry, fish and shellfish, pasta and rice grains and egg dishes, desserts and puddings and bakery products

Candidates can receive a Certificate of Unit Credit (CUC) for each completed unit. If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

Special Features

  • Visits to Hotels and restaurants
  • Guest speakers, e.g. professional chefs, hotel managers, Environmental Health Officers etc
  • CIEH Level 2 Award in food safety
  • Competition Work.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be a combination of multiple choice, written assignments and practical tasks through out the year with two practical Synoptic tests in realistic work conditions i.e. within the time specified within the practical assessment, managing resources efficiently, working hygienically and safely at the end of the year.

Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery (Introduction) or at least 3 Grade Cs at GCSE and an interview. A skills test may also be required. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)
Trostan Avenue Building
Trostan Avenue
BT43 7BN
028 2563 6221


Vivien Gordon

This course is also available in other NRC campuses:

Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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