Cookery & Food Preparation: Beginners 2 College Certificate

What is special about this course?

Beginners course aimed at anyone with very basic skills who wishes to develop their knowledge as well as their confidence in the kitchen.

Entry requirements

The student should have an interest in cookery and food preparation, and a wish to develop their knowledge and skills.

The 20 hour course consists of the 10 hour course plus additional materials.

The 10-hour course provides the learner with the skills associated with working in a professional kitchen. It is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn the basics of organising and managing a kitchen, food hygiene and budget planning. The course includes the following basic skills and knowledge:

  • Healthy cookery using basic ingredients
  • Presentation of food
  • Basic food hygiene
  • Portion control / budgeting
  • Knife skills
  • Identification of ingredients
  • Kitchen management

In addition, the 20-hour course will introduce students to the preparation of simple dishes. Specific content may include, but is not limited to:

  • One pot meals – soups and stews
  • Baking skills
  • Cooking for one

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

How long will my course last?

20 Hours

This is the 20 hour version of the course.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression - Cookery and Food Preparation - Post Beginner

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Cookery & Food Preparation: Beginners 2 College Certificate

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.