City & Guilds Professional Cookery Level Two

This practical, hands-on course will provide thorough training in culinary principles and skills, stressing the importance to health, safety, and hygiene. This course includes the preparation, cooking, and finishing of meat, poultry, fish and vegetables.

It will develop employability skills as candidates will study in an industry-standard environment.

  • Prepare, cook and finish fish
  • Prepare, cook and finish meat
  • Prepare, cook and finish poultry
  • Prepare, cook and finish vegetables
  • Prepare, cook and finish hot sauces, soups and stocks
  • Prepare and finish hot and cold desserts
  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Maintain, handle and clean knives
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintain food safety when, storing, preparing and cooking food

  • Professional Chef at entry level

  • Level 3 Professional Cookery

  • Two National 4 awards (or equivalent)
  • Applicants who do not meet this criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications may be considered
  • You must be 16 within 2 months of the course start date, due to awarding body age limitations

Additional Requirements:

  • Successful interview

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Stirling Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 5