Level One VRQ Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery

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


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed with a range of 8 practical tasks and two synoptic practical tests and 5 written assignments and complete short answer questions

You will achieve the following qualifications:

Level One VRQ Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking

Level One VRQ Certificate in Food and Beverage Service

Level Two Award in Food Safety in Catering

Functional skills/GCSEs

Entry requirements

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

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 Level One Diploma in Introduction to Cookery course and progress to the Level Two Diploma Professional Cookery 

Additional information

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

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

Free Distance Learning Courses 2024-2025 Full-time Further Education Prospectus