New Professional Cooks Qualification Launched

Further a career as a cook, commis chef, or those working in other professional catering roles that want to expand on their skills with our brand-new qualification: Highfield Level 2 Diploma for Professional Cooks (RQF).

What topics are covered?
The Level 2 Diploma for Professional Cooks covers a variety of topics:

  • the principles of food safety and health and safety
  • kitchen equipment and knife skills
  • workplace standards and professional development
  • environmental awareness
  • nutrition, special diets and allergen awareness
  • cold food preparation and presentation
  • cooking methods

How long is the course?
The total qualification time for this qualification is 670 hours, of which 365 are recommended as guided learning hours.

How is the qualification assessed?
Units 1 (Principles of Food Safety for Catering) and units 2 (Health and Safety within the workplace) are assessed through multiple-choice examination, externally set and marked by Highfield Qualifications.

Units 3-13 are assessed by an internally set and assessed portfolio of evidence. Highfield has provided assessment documentation that centres can use, which is available to download from our Members’ Area. Centres will need to have IQA processes in place and will be supported by our EQS team through engagements.

1-99 registrations: £81 per registration
100 + registrations: £74 per registration

How can I start to deliver?
Please contact your Highfield account manager, who will be happy to start the approval process for you.

Before delivering your course, please make sure you are familiar with the qualification specification, which outlines all learning outcomes, assessment criteria and centre requirements. The qualification specification can be found on our website here.

If there’s anything else you would like to discuss, or perhaps something you want to suggest, please do contact us!

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