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V Certs – Food and Cookery

Food and Cookery

Studying our new Level 1/2 Technical Award in Food and Cookery will give pupils the fundamental skills and knowledge they’ll need to prepare for a career in the hospitality and catering sector. This qualification covers key subject areas, from food health and safety and information on key food groups and key nutrients, to recipe development, amendment and evaluation.

Discover Food and Cookery webinar

In this webinar, you'll be provided with a helpful overview of this exciting new V Cert, taking a detailed look at the qualification structure, delivery, and assessments. Take a deep dive into what pupils will study, looking at content areas and teaching guidance, how the qualification is assessed including assessment objectives and weightings, grading information, the potential progression opportunities, and the quality assurance process. Finally, we will showcase some of the learning resources, teaching materials and support that is available to you and your centre.

What’s next?

Further study: a T Level in catering, Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition, or an Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery
Apprenticeship: as a production chef, commis chef or chef de partie.

Qualification documents and resources
Qualification specification and factsheet
Sample assessment materials
Parents' guides
14-16 brochure

Download our 14 − 16 schools offer brochure to learn more about our V Certs.

Regulations for the
Conduct of NEA (Non-Examined Assessment)


Prepare for First Teach events 

Register now for our Prepare for First Teach events, led by our Provider Development Team.  Each hands-on session will help teachers and assessors to feel more confident about the delivery and assessment of the new Food and Cookery V Cert.

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Date and time



 V-Cert First Teach Event (Food and Cookery / Business and Enterprise) London PvD0954


9:30 – 4:30


Venue TBC

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Level 1/2 Technical Award in Food and Cookery and Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise: First teach and preparing for delivery (half day workshop)



10:00am- 1:00pm


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