NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking

Food Production & Cooking Qualification | Hospitality & Catering

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NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking

Assessment Requirements Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma is designed for Learners employed in catering roles such as chefs, fast food service assistants or kitchen assistants/porters.
This is a work-based qualification, which will allow Learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in a catering
environment, such as a food production and cooking and working with others and improving their own performance.

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
This qualification is suitable for those who work within the hospitality sector. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of job roles.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into or within employment as catering or kitchen staff in roles such as chefs, fast food chefs,
school cook or kitchen assistant and/or continue their study in the same or related vocational area.
On completion of this qualification, Learners may progress to:

  • Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership 


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