The Level 2 City and Guilds UK qualification in Food Preparation is being taught at The British College in partnership XCEL International Education.

This course has been developed for those working within the catering industry and covers all the main elements of food preparation, as well as specialist patisserie knowledge and skills. It is ideal for anyone looking for a successful career in food preparation, especially cookery, and is suitable for a range of candidates from those new to the kitchen to experienced professionals.

Throughout the course students will learn in a group environment, and will be taught by expert Hospitality trainers in our fully equipped kitchen and restaurant - via lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice.


Throughout the course students will learn:
- Different baking styles
- Different cooking methods (such as boiling, poaching, frying and roasting)
- Knowledge of ingredients (such as vegetables, fish, and meat)
- About nutrition
- Health and safety basics
- How to cost a menu
- There is also an opportunity for students to specialise in patisserie, or focus on supervisory skills such as supervising staff training and food production


Students are assessed using practical assignments where they will be required to demonstrate their ability to prepare food. Students will also be required to complete an assignment in the form of a short answer test covering the background knowledge essential to Food Preparation (and if chosen, Patisserie).
These assignments are set by City & Guilds and marked by staff within the centre using City & Guilds marking guidance.


This qualification has been designed to help students to progress within their current positions or alternatively to secure a job as:
- Chef
- Sous Chef
- Patisserie Chef
- Kitchen assistant


If students wish to advance further in the hospitality sector, on completion of the course they can continue onto an additional qualification offered by City and Guilds at The British College. For a complete learning experience, we also provide our students with an internship on request.


The British College has all of the suitable facilities in our fully equipped kitchen and restaurant, required to carry out the necessary training and enable learners to achieve industry standards.



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


2.5 Months


Rs. 85000.00


    At the end of the course students will receive a bartending certificate along with a letter of recommendation:

  • Xcel Education International Certificate in association with The British College

  • City & Guilds Certificate (This is required to attempt the assessment test and will incur additional assessment charges)

  • Alternatively, students can receive both if they pay the relevant fees

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