Level 2 Professional Cookery

Careers, Not Just Courses.

In 2019, 100% of our students successfully passed their qualification.

The Catering and Hospitality industry is incredibly diverse, providing food for millions of people every day. This vocational qualification takes into account the latest approaches to food safety, health and safety legislation and current industry practices, and provides a broad understanding of all aspects of kitchen operations, essential for those aspiring to work in the industry.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: A full-time 1 year course running over 3 to 4 days per week.
  • Location: Rural Catering Centre - Melton campus
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers. Adult learners are welcome to apply.

Your future

This course equips learners to progress onto a Level 3 course in Professional Cookery. Students may also wish to progress onto employment within commercial or industrial catering units, or other posts within the food service industry.

Entry requirements

3 GCSE’s at Grade D/3 or above OR Level 1 Professional Cookery and Entry 3 Functional Skills.


  • Cooking Sauces, Soups and Stocks, Vegetables and Pulses.
  • Cooking Meat and Offal, Poultry, Fish and Shellfish.
  • Cooking Rice, Pasta, Grains and Egg Dishes.
  • Cooking Desserts, Puddings and Bakery Products.

English and Maths

English and Maths are very important for you during your studies and beyond. The Government has introduced new standards which mean that employers will be looking for these skills when you enter the workplace. BMC is committed to ensuring that our students leave us with everything they need to reach their goals and meet the expectations of the industry.

If you are under 19 and narrowly miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – BMC can offer you a suitable course at another level and you can take GCSE English or Maths alongside it. Learners will not be expected to take both GCSE English and GCSE Maths in the same year.

If you are under 19 and miss the English and/or Maths entry requirements of your course by more than one grade, BMC offers Functional Skills, an effective method to improve literacy and numeracy, for up to two hours per week.

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Melton Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

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