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Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills (Level 1)

Key course information

Catering, Hospitality and Travel


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

This course is aimed at those who would like a career in the hospitality industry and enjoy exploring various ways of cooking. The Culinary Skills qualifications can help you become a chef or progress to a more senior chef's role. You'll gain a high standard of cookery skills and have the option to learn other workplace essentials like health and safety in a kitchen.The?Culinary Skills qualifications are for anyone who works or wants to work as a chef in the catering and hospitality sector. It is ideal for learners coming straight from school who wish to seek a career in this industry. It is also ideal for those chefs in industry who would like to continue or refresh their knowledge by undertaking topics within the qualification.

student chopping up an onion
female student stood up chopping up vegetables
student chopping up an onion
female student stood up chopping up vegetables

What will I learn?

In this course, students learn all about food, including food culture, food safety, and current food trends.

Entry Requirements

- To enroll you must have 4 GCSEs at E (2) or above or equivalent (to include maths and English).

- Your application will need to be supported by a reference, good record of attendance and an interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Final qualification: Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills (QCF)

You will be assessed in the College's Restaurant for practical assessments whilst also completing theory based assignments.

Work experience is an essential part of your course and you will be expected to complete 30 hours in an industry related placement. This will give you hands-on practical experience of working in the industry.

Additional Costs and Information

You will need a uniform and a kit for this course (discussed at interview)

In cases of financial hardship funds may be available to help with the cost of this.

We also arrange educational activities and competitions as part of the course which may incur an additional cost.

You will be able to take home some food items at a small charge.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Catering, Hospitality and Travel

Career Opportunities

  • Professional Chef
  • Hotel Manager
  • Bar Manager

  • Air Cabin Crew
  • Holiday Rep
  • Tour Guide

The UK’s tourism industry will support 3.7 million jobs by 2025

The hospitality industry is the 3rd biggest industry in the UK

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