Cookery [NCEA Level 2]


Our Cookery course is all about practical hands-on skills. It is fees-free and you can start anytime.

Join us and learn the essential cooking and service skills that you’ll need to pathway into a commercial cooking environment, in this exciting, fast-paced industry.

Work towards your NCEA L2 as you get an introduction into the cooking industry and learn a range of cooking methods and practices including beverage preparation and table service.

You’ll also gain independent living skills including planning and budgeting for meals, ideal for flatting situations.

After completing your qualification, you can choose to pathway into further study or into employment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn?

This Cooking course covers

  • Essential cooking skills
  • Food Safety
  • Safe working practices
  • Food & beverage service skills
  • Valuable life skills
  • Learn how to interact in the workplace
  • NCEA L2
What qualification will I get?
  • Graduates will receive “NCEA Level 2, Vocational Pathways Endorsement – Cookery”
  • Already have NCEA? then you will receive the “New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) Level 2” (40 credits)
What is the start date, timetable and course duration?
  • Start dates:
    • You can start any time
  • Timetable:
    • 8:30am – 3:00pm Monday to Friday
  • Course duration:
    • 20 weeks
What are the costs?
This course is free if you meet the eligibility criteria
What is the location for this course?

This course is available in-person from our Tauranga branch

Is this course available via distance learning?
No, sorry, it is only available in person at the branch listed above
Is this course available to international students?
No, this course is offered only to NZ citizens or permanent residents
Is this course best suited to students of a certain age?
Anyone aged 16 years and older is welcome
Are there any prerequisites?
You must have achieved NCEA Level 1 or above to be eligible for this course
What do students who have done this course say about it?
  • “It was a great experience, the tutor is really cool. My favorite things were all the practical cooking skills and meeting new people. I am going to continue in hospitality studies.” – Tana Jones
  • “The course has been good and I’ve learned a lot. Learning hands on cooking skills was the best part and I’m now looking in to cooking apprenticeships” Charlotte Challis

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