• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group19+
  • Duration1 Year
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


This qualification covers the required skills and knowledge for preparing to work in the hospitality & catering industry.

It is designed to meet the needs of students who work or want to work as a chef and have the flexibility to undertake additional learning in food service.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules include:

  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Developing Skills for Employment in the Catering and Hospitality Industry
  • Health and Safety in Catering and Hospitality
  • Healthier Food and Special Diets
  • Catering Operations, Costs and Menu Planning
  • Prepare and Cook Stocks, Soups and Sauces
  • Prepare and Cook Fruit and Vegetables
  • Prepare and Cook Meat and Offal
  • Prepare and Cook Poultry
  • Prepare and Cook Fish and Shellfish
  • Prepare and Cook Rice, Pasta, Grains and Egg Dishes
  • Produce Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings
  • Produce Paste Products
  • Produce Biscuit, Cake and Sponge Products
  • Produce Fermented Dough Products

Days and times to be confirmed September - June

Entry requirements

You should be working or have an interest to work in the catering and hospitality industry.

Assessment is flexible to suit centre and student needs, making the qualification accessible to a wide spectrum of individuals.

Observation of tasks in the workplace or College environment allows assessors to determine practical skills and competency. Meanwhile, portfolios enable students to collate the evidence produced through assessment in order to showcase their talents to prospective employers.

You can progress onto further study.


If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Level 2 Entitlement: If you are aged 19 - 23 on the start date of the course and this
is your first full Level 2 qualification, the course is free if you are studying for an entry or Level 1 qualification (except Basic Skills) where a step from Basic Skills is needed in order to progress to a first full Level 2 course or this is a first full Level 2 qualification.

Please enquire by the clicking the ‘enquire now button’ at the top of this website page or contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Catering & Hospitality

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Catering and Hospitality students will have the opportunity to work in our award winning training restaurant, The Waterside Brasserie. The restaurant is open to the public across the week and all the food is prepared and served by our students in one of our five fully equipped industrial kitchens.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.