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About the course

This course is designed to upskill young people working in the catering industry. You will study how to maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, how to maintain, handle and clean knives, how to work effectively as part of a hospitality team and maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food. Completing this course will mean you have a qualification that shows employers and customers you have the skills to work in a range of catering and hospitality roles like hotel receptionist, chef, bartender or waiter/waitress. 

Entry requirements

You must have passed the Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills or an equivalent Level 1 qualification in Hospitality.

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 16-18. There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

Uniform, books and equipment – £300
Visits - £80
Locker - £10

Who is it suitable for?

This course will suit you if you are already in full-time employment, progressing from a Level 1 qualification or in a position to start studying at Level 2. As part of this course you will also have the opportunity to top up your maths and English skills if applicable for your studies.

Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Why study?

You will gain a good standard of cookery skills and learn other workplace essentials such as hygiene, health and safety, teamwork and customer care. This course can lead to progression onto a Level 3 course.

We have strong links with Raddison Blu Hotel, Manor of Groves Hotel and Mulberry House Hotel.

Where will this course take me?

Employment as a chef in hotels, restaurant or industrial catering establishments. Progression to a level 3 course.

Core modules

  • Prepare and cook stocks, soups and sauces
  • Prepare and cook fruit and vegetables
  • Prepare and cook meat and offal
  • Prepare and cook poultry
  • Prepare and cook fish and shellfish
  • Prepare and cook rice, grains and egg dishes

How will I be assessed?

Short answer tests, practical exams, written questions.

Will I have to provide anything?

Uniform, books and equipment – £300
Visits - £80
Locker - £10

You may be entitled to receive a bursary to cover these costs

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.