Hospitality & Catering Level 1

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Entry Certificate or 2 GCSEs grade E/2 - G/1 including English and maths.

What will I learn?

Over the course of the year you will develop skills in how to prepare and cook food, using methods and techniques such as; boiling, poaching, steaming, stewing, braising, baking, roasting, grilling, and deep and shallow frying.

You will be able to practise these skills in our fully-equipped kitchens and fully-functioning restaurant at our Station Plaza campus. You will be able to get to know the types of equipment used in a professional kitchen, while gaining a thorough understanding of the importance of food safety and health and safety in the kitchen. You will also be able to practise key skills in food and beverage service.

The units you will cover are:

  • Food safety in catering
  • Introduction to employability in the catering and hospitality industry
  • Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
  • Introduction to healthy foods and special diets
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • Preparing and cooking food (including regeneration of pre-prepared food and cold food preparation)
  • Food and beverage service skills

During this one-year course you will be able to put all your flair and passion for food into practise while learning skills in food preparation, cooking, and food and beverage service.

Your assessment during the course will be split into 70% practical tasks, 20% coursework assignments, and 10% exams. Practical tasks are observed and assessed in the college restaurant. There will also be presentations and question papers on topics within the qualification.

What could I progress on to?

The course is an excellent starting point for further training or courses such as the Level 2 Hospitality and Catering course.

You may also look to start your career in the industry in food service or counter service roles, or as food preparation staff.

During the course you will be required to wear a uniform, which will cost approximately £220. You may also have the opportunity to visit a number of catering and cooking events which may incur additional costs.


Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 3717
    Course name Foundation Study Programme in Professional Cookery & Hospitality
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)