Level One NVQ Introduction to Professional Catering

This course is designed as an introduction to working in the hospitality and catering industry. You will have the opportunity to work in a busy kitchen environment, restaurant and bar.

What will I study?

  • Practical training classes
  • Theory work to support your practical evidence
  • Food preparation and cooking - this is carried out in the College restaurant kitchens
  • Food and drink service - this is carried out in the College restaurants

You will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level One Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
  • Level One Certificate in Food and Beverage Service
  • Level Two Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • Functional skills/GCSEs

How will I be assessed?

You will build a portfolio of evidence and complete a series of  on-line multiple choice questions. Practical assessments are always completed in the restaurant or the production kitchen so that you are performing at the level required for industry.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs
  • Satisfactory record of achievement and references
  • Satisfactory College interview and a practical skills test

What next?

You could get a job in the hospitality and catering industry. You could work in a hotel, restaurant, public house, or a canteen. You may even work at sea. Most of our students enjoy the course and progress onto our Level Two NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery learners may also obtain a catering specific apprenticeship in the workplace.

Additional information

You will need to purchase a uniform from the College supplier.

It is also advisable that learners purchase a practical cookery book to assist learning.

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

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Summer Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide