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Professional Chef (Level 2 Traineeship)

Hospitality & Catering

Course Overview

The course has been designed to challenge budding chefs in the next step of their academic career path. This programme is an internationally recognised qualification designed to enable students to gain professional culinary skills. You will train in the production and service of food to a high standard in our modern kitchens and restaurant facilities. This is a dynamic programme which involves both food preparation and cookery elements, where you will prepare & cook a range of foods using a variety of cooking methods. Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy are also taught at level 2 as a fundamental part of Recipe and menu engineering for the hospitality industry. This course will provide you with a qualification and experience in a range of skills to prepare you for work in professional kitchens. The course covers a full range of basic skills needed to work in the industry.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Applications for Further Education courses 24/25 opening early 2024

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: FDQ Level 2 Traineeship Professional Chef
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 04/09/2023
  • Course: FDQ Level 2 Traineeship Professional Chef
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date:

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs Grades D-G to include Maths and English Grade E

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs Grades O5-O8 to include Maths and English Grade O6

Work Placement


Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - £ 100 -150 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

What's Next?

Further Study

Progression to NVQ Level 3

Career Prospects

You can progress into employment or Apprenticeship training.


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    This course had a huge impact on my life. Not only did it give me the confidence to start my own photography business, but I also gained friends for life!
    Linda McGlinchey (Photography)
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    The recording facilities at NWRC are second to none. I use my free studio time to demo and record new songs. You wouldn't get this anywhere else at such a professional level.
    Hannah Richardson (Music)
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