Foundation Study Programme in Culinary Skills

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Entry Certificate or 2 GCSE's (E-G)

What will I learn?

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.

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

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, such as the VRQ2 in Food Preparation & Food Services.

After completing the course you may 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 18/19

  • Course code 3717
    Course name Level 1 Diploma Hospitality & Catering
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 10/09/18
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.

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