NCFE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN FOOD AND COOKERY

  • Ref: 601/4533/X
  • Sector: Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Important: This qualification will expire on 31 August 2019 and this is the last date we can accept learner registrations. The last date for certificate claims is 31 August 2021.

This qualification is approved by DfE in the 2017, 2018 & 2019 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables.

We are redeveloping the level 1 and 2 qualifications in this subject area into a combined Level 1/2 qualification for the 2020 performance tables to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our centres as well as meeting the new DfE guidance. The new qualification will be renamed NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Food and Cookery and, pending approval, will be ready for first teaching in September 2018.



This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14-16 studying their Key Stage 4 curriculum.

This qualification is designed for learners who have an interest in food and cookery. It will provide learners with experience of using different cooking techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give them a basic understanding of the skills required for a career in food.


Qualification Specification

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Summary of changes

This document summarises the changes in the qualification specification since the previous issue.


Purpose Statement

This document outlines who this qualification is suitable for, what your learners will be studying and the knowledge and skills they will gain, and what subjects will complement this qualification.


Process for rejecting grades - guidance for centres

This document is an addendum to the Assessment and Quality Assurance section of the qualification specification.


Career Card

This document will help learners discover career and progression options in this qualification.


Evidence and Grading Tracker

This document can help learners to keep track of their work.


External Assessment Practice Paper

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


External Assessment Practice Paper January 2016

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


External Assessment Practice Paper May 2016

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


Internal Assessment Sample Tasks September 2015

This document provides sample tasks for internal assessment.


Internal Assessment Sample Tasks October 2016

This document provides sample tasks for internal assessment.


Sample Portfolio Unit 01 October 2016

This document is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass/Merit/Distinction grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.


Sample Portfolio Unit 02 October 2016

This document is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass/Merit/Distinction grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.


Sample Portfolio Unit 04 December 2016

This document is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass/Merit/Distinction grade for a specified unit within the qualification.


Delivery Guide

This document provides a guideline that defines the structure and content of the course.


Chief Examiner Report January 2016

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the January 2016 external assessment.


Chief Examiner Report May 2016

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of May 2016.


Chief Examiner Report November 2016

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the November 2016 external assessment.


External Assessment Practice Paper January 2017

This practice paper will help learners prepare for the external assessment.


Chief Examiner Report March 2017

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of March 2017.


External Assessment Sample Paper March 2017

This sample paper will help learners prepare for the external assessment.


External Assessment Window

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External Assessment Past Paper - November 2017

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External Assessment Mark Scheme - November 2017

This is the mark scheme for the November 2017 external assessment.


Chief Examiner Report - November 2017

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the November 2017 window.


Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2018

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2018 external assessment.


External Assessment Past Paper - March 2018

This past paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


Mark Scheme - March 2018

This is the mark scheme for the March 2018 external assessment.


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Qualification information

Reference No 601/4533/X
Sector Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Level Level 2
Minimum entry age Pre 16
GLH 122
TQT 185

Generic Occupational Competence guidance and staffing requirements

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Performance Points

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