Summary Online Essential Two Day Assessment

Please note: this assessment is only for students who have completed Leiths’ Online Essential Cookery Certificate. Please do not book a place unless you have completed this course.

To receive your digital Certificate of Completion, you must have completed all of the course criteria, and passed an in-app cooking assessment covering key skills you have learnt during the course.

If you are opting for the full Leiths Essential Cookery Certificate, your mentors will have reviewed your progress to determine whether you have completed all online units satisfactorily. This accreditation, which takes place at Leiths school in London over two days, will come at an additional fee of £600.

Course Information

At the end of your online course, once all units have been successfully completed, you will be invited to attend a two-day assessment at Leiths’ London kitchens where you will have the opportunity to earn your Leiths Essential Cookery Certificate. The certificate is an esteemed, internal award which is now recognised in the UK as a leading qualification to start a career within the food industry.

Throughout the accreditation weekend, there will be a cookery assessment during which the food you cook will be assessed, and you will have the opportunity for your food to be tasted by an Essential Cookery Certificate Online tutor. You will also sit a theory exam to test a series of key techniques and skills covered over the course. With the addition of creative cookery sessions and demonstrations from our Leiths chefs, this promises to be a busy and rewarding couple of days. You will also enjoy a food and wine tasting session, and cook in our professional kitchens alongside fellow online students from a mix of cohorts.

We look forward to meeting you!


As soon as your online tutor lets us know that you have completed the course to their satisfaction, we will email you, inviting you to join us for the two-day assessment. You will then be able to book online and secure your place at a cost of £600. You will be required to complete an enrolment form and send copies of any external certificates.


In order to be eligible for the in-person assessment, you will need to have:

  • Completed all of the modules to the satisfaction of your course tutor
  • Passed the online assessment
  • Taken and independently passed Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 For Catering and Allergy Awareness Certificates.

Planning your trip to Leiths

If you are travelling from outside London, you may be looking for a place to stay during your two-day assessment. There are a number of good hotels and Airbnb’s near Leiths, and we can provide a list of local accommodation; please contact us if you would like to see this. You may also find these directions to the school helpful.

The two-day assessment is designed to ensure you can cook the dishes we have covered during the online course to a servable standard. All ingredients and equipment will be provided.

Our aim is to welcome you into the Leiths family, perhaps have the opportunity to meet your online tutors, some of your cohort members, and others who have completed the course. We look forward to seeing you soon.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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