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Initial Skills for the Catering Industry: Level 1

Course information

Course Summary

This course is suitable for those progressing internally from the Foundation department or those applying directly from school. As a ‘first step’ course, it is appropriate for those subsequently intending to progress onto the City & Guilds ‘Level One Introduction to Professional Cookery’.

Course Code:N4839
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 1
Course Length

1 year.

Course Detail

The study programme is composed of the City & Guilds Entry Level 3 ‘Introduction to the hospitality industry’ in Term One and then the City & Guilds ‘Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry’ in Terms Two and Three. Designed for students seeking to gain the fundamental practical skills and knowledge necessary to progress onto a higher level, professional cookery course, students learn about many aspects of the industry and gain valuable practical and teamworking skills. This course meets the needs of those with little previous knowledge or experience of the industry but that are keen to get their career started. It is suitable for those progressing internally from the Foundation department or those applying directly from school. As a ‘first step’ course, it is appropriate for those subsequently intending to progress onto the City & Guilds ‘Level One Introduction to Professional Cookery’. Students work in our professional standard kitchens with industry experts and are assessed through short-answer tests and assignments, and the development of a practical skills portfolio.

Units covered in the first term include:

  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Basic Cooking
  • Essential Knife Skills for the Catering Industry 
  • Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry

Units covered in the final two terms include: 

  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Preparing and Displaying Salads and Sandwiches
  • Food and Beverage Service Skills
Entry Requirements

Students must have achieved Entry Level 3 or above in both maths and English. Applicants will preferably have had some experience in basic cookery at school or at home.

Your Next Steps

Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1 Diploma.

Other Information

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Last updated - 14/02/2022