Food Production and Cooking- Level 2 (Part-Time) 19+

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Hospitality and Catering

Attendance Part-Time


This course will develop your practical skills and knowledge for a career as a Chef in the Hospitality Industry

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Day
Venue: Lifestyle Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is for people who are interested in pursuing a career in the Hospitality Industry

Qualification Gained

NVQ Level 2 in food production and cooking awarded by City and Guilds.

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

Course Content includes:

  • 101: Maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment 
  • 104:Working effectively as part of a Hospitality team
  • 203: Maintaining food safety during preparation and Storage
  • 281: Produce basic Fish dishes
  • 282: Produce basic meat dishes
  • 283: Produce basic poultry dishes
  • 284: Produce basic Vegetable dishes
  • 287 Produce basic Hot Sauces
  • 290: Produce basic Bread and Dough products
  • 291: Produce basic pastry products
  • 292: Produce basic Cakes, Sponges and Scones
  • 293: Produce Hot and Cold Desserts
  • 143: Produce Basic Egg dishes
  • 296: Produce healthier dishes
  • 298: Maintain an efficient use of resources within the kitchen
  • 234: Prepare and cook foods to meet the requirements of allergy sufferers
  • 271: Complete kitchen documentation

Learning Methods

  • practical classes 
  • tutorials
  • group based activities
  • private study
  • demonstrations

Assessment Methods

NVQ Port Folio of evidence

Short answer under pinning knowledge questions under exam conditions

Practical assessment in line with NVQ Port folio

Progression Opportunities

Successful students may progress onto an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Career Opportunities

Students accessing this course are normally working at least Commis chef Level in professional kitchens . By taking formal qualifications all candidates are improving their career prospects as they look to progress in the industry.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for 19+Adults

Full dexterity: Uniform required at start of course:

Due to food safety and awarding body requirements during practical sessions all students must remove all visible jewellery, including facial piercing and keep nails short and polish free

  • Wear professional dress for practical sessions
  • Have full dexterity and have a good standard of personal hygiene
  • To be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Be able to communicate and work effectively with others
  • Reasonable IT skills
  • If English is not your first language, an English Language test score of 5 is required.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.

International learners

Newcastle College offers competitive tuition fees to learners who are resident of countries outside of the EU. For friendly advice please call our International team on +44 (0) 191 226 6323 for more information.

International Students: Additional start dates may be available for International Students, please contact
+44 191 226 6323 or email