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Level 2 Award in Healthier Cooking & Eating

A specialist beginner level course, that enables learners to understand and implement healthier practices in their cooking styles.

Programme overview

The focus of this qualification is to enable learners to understand and implement healthier eating practices in their food preparation and cooking styles. Year-on-year, the culinary and restaurant industries are heading towards trends that involve consumers who seek out healthier meal options; this is where the Healthier Cooking & Eating Award comes into play.

Through the course, learners are empowered to practise, taste and experience the concept of healthier cooking and eating for themselves, therefore, they build their confidence by training their taste and awareness of different foods.

This qualification can act as a complementary certificate to go along with any other qualification in order to boost a learners portfolio; it can also open the doors to other CTH culinary qualifications at Level 2 with the aim of reaching degree-level or starting a career in the workplace.

Syllabus Overview

CTH Level 2 Award in Healthier Cooking & Eating (QAN: 603/4222/5)

Students must achieve:
  • All 3 mandatory units, providing 7 credits
Credit Value (CV): 7
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for Qualification: 75 Total Qualification Time (TQT) for Qualification: 75
Unit Code Unit Title L CV GLH Assessment Method
2PHD Produce healthier dishes 2 3 35 Healthy eating booklet and Recipe log
2FVS Prepare & cook fruit, vegetables & salads 2 2 20 Multiple choice exam* and Recipe log
2FCP Prepare and present food for cold presentation 2 2 20 Multiple choice exam* and Recipe log
Award Total (3 units) 7 75 *A single multiple-choice exam covers two units