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Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills

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Course Description

On this course, you will be taught by staff who have extensive industry experience gained from working in some of the country’s top restaurants and hotels.

Culinary and service skills will be developed in our industry standard professional kitchens, which are the largest in the North West, and the college bistros. Theory classes will underpin your skill development in preparation for employment in Hospitality and Catering.

To succeed in catering it is important that you are a people-person and are able to demonstrate good customer service. You need to be hardworking, be able to work as a part of a team and have good communication skills in order to reach your full potential.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in the Rochdale Town Centre of Greater Manchester.


City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Mathematics.

If you have not attained GCSE grades 4-9 in English and Maths, you will automatically be enrolled in classes to work towards these qualifications at an appropriate level to suit your ability.


This Level 2 course allows you to understand the various aspects to the Hospitality and Catering industry and gain valuable practical and teamwork skills and work towards the Level 3 qualification.

Topics on this course include:

  • Barista skills
  • Carve, fillet, joint and serve food in a food service area
  • Prepare, cook and serve food in a food service area
  • Prepare and serve wines
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and cold non-alcoholic beverages
  • Provide advice to customers on food and beverage matching
  • Supervise hospitality events
  • Prepare and serve cocktails

Work Experience

There are no specific work experience placements, however, cooking takes place in our fully equipped training kitchens, which are the largest in the North West.


Upon completion of this course students progress onto a Level 3 Catering programme.

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