Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking) SVQ2

What is special about this course?

Learn while you work with Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). Modern apprenticeships in Scotland are available for people who are aged over 16 and in employment. With on-the-job training and regular meetings in the workplace you can gain a recognised qualification without studying full-time.  Funding for MAs can be gained from Skills Development Scotland.

If you want to earn and learn, becoming a chef apprentice is a great solution.  Work based learning allows you to develop skills and knowledge and therefore gain a qualification whilst you are working in the kitchen.

Hospitality is one of the fastest growing industries and having the qualifications to be a trained chef will make you even more employable.

Entry requirements

Potential students must be working in a kitchen environment.

The course is made up of fourteen units and we will help you navigate your options to fit into your workplace.  This qualification gives you a good grounding in the skills and knowledge required by the chef.  You may study preparation/cooking and finishing of a selection of units including fish, meat, poultry, vegetables, sauces, soups, bakery, pastry and desserts.  You will also study food hygiene, health and safety and team working.

Modern apprentice route: You will also study five core skills (communications, working with others, problem solving, information technology and numeracy), REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene and REHIS Elementary Health and Safety.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Work based

How long will my course last?

12 Months

Work based

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of the course you may apply to progress onto SVQ 3 Professional Cookery (Preparation and Cooking) or SVQ 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership, depending on your job role.

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