Accredited Cookery Course
Leiths CTH Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills
A practical GCSE style course written and run by Leiths and accredited by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH).
A modern culinary qualification for students in Years 10 & 11, this valuable qualification will help secure a wide range of weekend and holiday job opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality sector.
This is a five-term course designed to fit into the GCSE timetable with one single theory lesson and one double practical lesson per week. However, it can be delivered flexibly both on and off timetable or a combination of both, over as many weeks and terms as you require. The core food preparation skills using a wide range of ingredients are combined with modern themes including seasonality, sustainability, and cultural influences.
Weekly tasting and marking of all dishes, and an evaluated online recipe log held within our interactive secure portal, helps pupils and teachers track progress. Teachers and students are supported throughout the course by termly visits from Leiths teachers, who also visit in person to manage and assess the final practical exams. The final grade of Pass (55-69%), Merit (70 – 84%) or Distinction (85%) is awarded at the end of the course after two 2-hour practical cooking assessments, an online food hygiene and allergen exam and a 20-question theory test.
This course also prepares students for progression onto the Leiths CTH Level 3 Extended Certificate in Professional Cookery, with a clear onward learning pathway to our Level 4 Diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London. This course is a powerful recruitment and retention tool when offered alongside our sixth-form qualifications.
Example dishes include soy-glazed salmon, crispy chicken with Dijon mustard sauce and banana and Rolo melting middle cakes.
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