Sign up to Cookery and Hospitality Diploma and

receive a good grounding of variety
of hospitality areas and be ready to employment opportunity.


Subject area:

Hospitality, Professional Cookery, Work-Based Learning


Full time


2 years.


City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ in Professional Cookery; RSPH Level 2 Health & Safety Certificate; RSPH Level 2 Food Safety Certificate; City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Principles of Nutrition in Food Production.


In this 2 years Cookery and Hospitality Diploma, you will get food service and accommodation service knowledge first and then you will move to the kitchen studying professional cookery. If you pass both these years then you have the option of doing the third year in supervision and leadership in the department of your choice.

The advantage being skills are built on year on year making you university or employment-ready at the end of three years.

In the first year your training will include:

Customer service skills

  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Give accommodation & reception service
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Serve alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Serve food at the table
  • Maintain food safety when storing, holding and serving food

Basic cooking skills

  • Prepare, finish and present canapés and cocktail products.
  • Make and serve a range of hot and cold drinks.
  • Finish simple salad and fruit dishes.
  • Prepare hot and cold sandwiches.

In the second year, you will learn the essential cooking skills needed by chefs, cooking and presenting a range of food items in the various cookery methods which include:

Larder skills

  • Prepare and cook stocks, soups and sauces.
  • Prepare and cook fruit and vegetables.
  • Prepare and cook meat and offal.
  • Prepare and cook poultry.
  • Prepare and cook fish and shellfish.
  • Prepare and cook rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes.

Pastry skills

  • Produce hot and cold desserts and puddings.
  • Produce paste products.
  • Produce biscuit, cake and sponge products.
  • Produce fermented dough products dishes.
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Who Can

Are you a girl 16-18 y/o unsure of which area of Hospitality want to go?

Are unsure of which specific area they want to be in?
Would you like to practice, feeling that university is not your road just yet?
If so this program will be perfect for you. Get your Cookery and Hospitality Diploma now!

Requirements needed

  • You are an EU student or you have a European passport.
  • You have GCSE English and Maths at least 4+ grade. However, each application will be considered on individual merit.
  • You have completed a two day try out at Lakefield.
  • You had a successful interview.
  • You have two references.


National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are a qualification in competency style.
This means that assessment will be by practical skills testing, observation and theory-based exams.


The total cost of the course is £1760.

You will be required to purchase chefs whites, knife set, and textbooks before the start of the course. Details will be sent out once you have been offered the place.

Financial help can be applied for through the College’s bursary fund once your application has been processed.

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    Progression route &
    Links with the industry

    After this course, you can progress your study to an NVQ Level 3 or go straight into employment. If you wish to enter the world of work, we will offer you career support, boost your CV and put you in contact with employers with whom we have built strong partnerships.

    After receiving your diploma in Cookery and Hospitality progress to:

    Course title: For Level Mode Duration
    Level 3 NVQ in Cookery Leadership and Supervision Further Education 3 Full - time 1 year Info
    Level 3 NVQ in Hospitality Leadership and Supervision Further Education 3 Full - time 1 year Info
    Level 3 NVQ in Advanced Professional Cookery Further Education 3 Full - time 1 year Info
    Level 3 NVQ in Patisserie and Confectionery Further Education 3 Full - time 1 year Info
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    " My study programme developed around Hospitality Services Level 2. Now I'm working as hotel room service at the ​hotel of Ritz London!"