City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Catering and Hospitality



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Workplace Learning You'll need to be in full time employment in the sector to apply for this course and your assessor will visit you in the workplace to complete your NVQ qualification.

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
Start dates available from August 2024


2 years

In a nutshell

This course is suitable for chefs, kitchen assistants and fast food assistants wishing to develop their skills in food production and cooking.

This course is for...

... Apprentices working as Cooks

... Those dealing with the preparation and cooking of food

... Those with an interest in clean food safety and workplaces

Course content

Apprentices must achieve a total of 40 credits; 10 credits from the mandatory group, 16 credits from optional group A and 14 credits from optional group B.


  • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation

Optional A

  • Produce basic fish dishes
  • Produce basic meat dishes
  • Produce basic poultry dishes
  • Produce basic vegetable dishes
  • Cook chill food
  • Cook freeze food
  • Produce basic hot sauces
  • Produce basic rice, pulse and grain dishes
  • Produce basic pasta dishes
  • Produce basic bread and dough products
  • Produce basic pastry products

Optional B

  • Prepare and clear areas for counter and takeaway service
  • Prepare and clear areas for table service
  • Prepare and clear the bar area
  • Maintain cellars and kegs
  • Clean drink dispense lines
  • Receive, store and issue drinks stock
  • Resolve customer service problems
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Deal with customers across a language divide
  • Maintain customer service through effective handover
  • Maintain and deal with payments
  • Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector

Learners will also study Essential Skills Wales (ESW) qualifications which are designed to help them develop and demonstrate the skills needed to make the most of their learning, work and life. These include:

Application of Number Level 1

  • Understanding numerical data
  • Carrying out calculations
  • Interpreting results and presenting findings

Communication Level 1

Speaking and listening




The course will be delivered within the workplace whereby an assessor will visit to complete workplace assessments and progress reviews.

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to be employed in an appropriate role to study this diploma.

Additional information

The course will usually take 60 weeks to complete. After successful completion, learners can go on to study NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery.

This programme is part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Where can I study City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking Level 2?

Crosskeys Campus
(Workplace Learning)

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team