The SVQ 2 in Professional Cookery allows for you to learn whilst you are still earning. It enables you to gain a recognised qualification for the work that you are carrying out on a day to day basis.
The majority of this qualification is completed in your own place of work.
You must be in Full Time employment and working to a specific level of cookery. The menu that you follow must contain dishes that meet SQA requirements.
There are 14 units in total, 4 mandatory and 10 optional.
Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
Working effectively as part of a hospitality team
Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
Maintain, handle and clean knives
Prepare fish for basic dishes
Prepare shellfish for basic dishes
Prepare meat for basic dishes
Prepare poultry for basic dishes
Prepare game for basic dishes
Prepare offal for basic dishes
Prepare vegetables for basic dishes
Process dried ingredients prior to cooking
Prepare and mix spice and heard blends
Cook & finish fish for basic dishes
Cook & finish shellfish for basic dishes
Cook & finish meat for basic dishes
Cook & finish poultry for basic dishes
Cook & finish game for basic dishes
Cook & finish offal for basic dishes
Cook & finish vegetables for basic dishes
Prepare, cook & finish basic hot sauces
Prepare, cook & finish basic soups
Make basic stocks
Prepare, cook & finish basic rice dishes
Prepare, cook & finish basic pasta dishes
Prepare, cook & finish basic pulse dishes
Prepare, cook & finish basic vegetable protein dishes
Prepare, cook & finish basic egg dishes
Prepare, cook & finish basic bread & dough products
Prepare, cook & finish basic pastry products
Prepare, cook & finish basic cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones
Prepare, cook & finish basic grain dishes
Produce healthier dishes
Prepare, cook & finish basic hot & cold desserts
Prepare & present food for cold presentation
Complete kitchen documentation
Set up & close kitchen
Cook & finish simple bread and dough products
Liaise with care team to ensure that individual nutritional needs are met
Prepare meals to meet the requirements set for school meals
You will be assessed by continuous assessment, which takes place in your place of work.
There are no tutorials or classroom based lectures for this qualification.
Flexible start dates.
Skills Development Scotland do provide some funding to help cover some of the SVQ costs. To find out if you would qualify please contact Jenny Macleod 01397 874501
If you already have a Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA) then you can enrol on a course until 30 June 2017 as long as the course commences no later than 30 September 2017.
From October 2017, the scheme is being refreshed. For more information on how to apply for a new Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland, go to:
You may be able to progress to SVQ Level 3 Professional Cookery.
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