Level One Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills

You will be guided in all practical aspects of food safety and catering. You will also learn the practical skills
of producing catering for the food industry, healthier foods and special diets. All practical sessions will take
place in the College.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part-time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Food safety in catering
  • Introduction to employability in catering and hospitality
  • Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality
  • Introduction to healthier foods and special diets
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment
  • Prepare and cook food by a variety of methods of cookery including baking, roasting, grilling, steaming, poaching and boiling

Functional skills/GCSEs

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs
  • Or Skills for Life qualification
  • Or entry level three qualification
  • Or equivalent

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

You could get employment in the catering and hospitality industry such as hotels, restaurants and public houses.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide