Professional Cookery - Culinary Skills (Food and Beverage Service) (City and Guilds) Diploma Level 2

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


This course will build on your existing skills and experience and is aimed at applicants who have either completed a Level 1 course (or equivalent) or who have experience of working in a professional kitchen and are looking to achieve an industry recognised qualification.

Develop your front of house and kitchen skills as you explore advanced cooking subjects and techniques; ensuring you are prepared for employment or further study. You will study dynamic subjects such as; healthier food and special diets, menu planning, food and beverage service skills along with customer service within the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. You will attend visits to hotels and restaurants and other businesses operating within the catering and hospitality industry and have ample opportunities for work experience, giving you further insight into the sector. You will gain essential experience using Edinburgh College’s industry connections and exceptional facilities. This course includes a French exchange programme and will provide you with the skills, knowledge and attributes that are essential for a successful career in the catering and hospitality industry.

Course includes:
Culinary skills; To prepare and cook; stocks, soups, sauces, meat, offal, poultry, fish, shellfish, rice, pasta, grains, eggs, vegetables and fruits; Food Safety; Food Hygiene (REHIS); A range food and beverage service skills taught in a realistic working environment; 2 hour bar licence training; Gueridon and Flambe service; Cocktail training

Entry Requirements

Professional Cookery - Culinary Skills (Food and Beverage Service) (City and Guilds) Diploma Level 1; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Interview.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Professional Cookery and Hospitality

SCQF Level