Based at our training facility in East Finchley this qualification is specifically designed for people who cater for patients in a health and social care setting and aims to develop their awareness of diet and appetite issues that may arise in this environment. The first professional catering qualification for health and social care catering - Level 2 Award in Professional Cookery in Health and Social Care - has been developed by the National Association of Care Catering (NACC), Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) and the awarding body of the Institute of Hospitality (IOH).
Ideally you should be employed within the healthcare sector as a kitchen assistant or chef.
This course covers 2 units of study: 1. Nutrition and Hydration; 2.Food Modification in Health Care Settings. It covers the importance of nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and wellbeing, how multi-professional teams work together to provide the level of nutritional care needed by different people, the needs of dysphagia sufferers and how the condition impacts on diets and menus, how to cook food and amend menus for dysphagia sufferers, the role of appetite and its influencing factors, and how to cook and hold food to maximise its effect on appetite.
Nutrition and hydration will be assessed by multiple choice questions. The food modification unit will be assessed by practical assignment.
Level 2 Award in Professional Cookery in Health and Social Care
Please complete an application form and return to the College - either online, by post or in person at one of our campuses.
No, you will not need an interview for this course.
You will need to provide a full chefs uniform and set of professional knives. If you do not possess these please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.