Food Preparation and Culinary Arts (8065)

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2016
These qualifications have been developed for those working within the catering industry and cover all the main elements of food preparation as well as specialist patisserie knowledge and skills. They are ideal for a range of candidates from those new to the kitchen to experienced professionals, and are recognised by employers all over the world.
These are ideal for anyone looking for a successful career in food preparation and cookery, from new starters to experienced professionals looking to specialise in patisserie or move into a supervisory role.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the level of professional knowledge and skills you have developed in different cookery methods such as boiling, poaching, frying and roasting as well as different ingredients such as vegetables, fish and meat.

You will also learn about nutrition, health and safety and costing a menu.

There is also an opportunity to specialise in patisserie, or focus on supervisory skills such as supervising staff training and food production.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles including:

  • Kitchen assistant
  • Sous chef
  • Patisserie chef
  • Chef

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors – you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook.

Level 1

You are looking to work in food preparation or have just started out.  You would like to boost basic skills and knowledge to progress in your career and perhaps become a chef.

Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (8065-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2019 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking

  • Accreditation No: 600/4858/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 420 - 420 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

You are working in the kitchen and have some relevant knowledge of basic principles and skills, usually from a role where you’ve been supervised. You may wish to specialise.

Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts) (8065-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2019 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)

  • Accreditation No: 600/4860/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 474 - 474 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie) (8065-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2019 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie)

  • Accreditation No: 6004876/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 160 - 160 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie)

  • Accreditation No: 600/4876/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 160 - 160 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

You are working in the food preparation industry and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard. You may wish to develop supervisory and management skills

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision (8065-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2019 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision

  • Accreditation No: 600/4869/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 215 - 215 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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Learning Assistant

LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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