This course is ideal for both novice and employed junior cooks who would like to up-skill and learn professional methods. It is also a good introductory course for individuals who are not sure whether to pursue a career in culinary arts.

Kitchen assistants perform all cleaning and preparation duties required in kitchens. They assist cooks and kitchen supervisors with all tasks necessary to ensure that kitchen operations run smoothly.

This course includes essential theory aspects and basic cooking techniques. Students may progress to the Highfield Qualifications Level 2 Diploma for Professional Cooks (RQF) immediately upon completion of the Kitchen Assistant course.

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Key facts

Qualification number: 603/7245/X
Learning aim reference: 6037245X
Credit value: 15
Assessment method: Portfolio of Evidence and Multiple-choice Examination
Course Duration: 3 Months (includes 1 month internship)

Qualification regulation and support

The Highfield Level 2 Certificate for Kitchen Assistants (RQF) has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF includes those qualifications regulated by Ofqual. This qualification is also regulated by Qualifications Wales.

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Qualification overview and objective

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace.
It is designed for learners employed as kitchen assistants or for those wishing to develop their skills in the industry.

This qualification covers a variety of topics including:

The principles of food safety and health and safety
An introduction to the hospitality industry
Kitchen equipment and knife skills
Workplace standards and professional development
Cold food preparation and presentation

Entry requirements

To register for this qualification, learners are required to be 16 years of age or above and have a basic level of literacy and numeracy.
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