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This course is for those thinking of entering the catering profession who want to gain a national qualification. You will have the opportunity to gain a Certificate in Culinary Skills at Level 1 and qualifications in Functional Skills up to Level 1 or GCSE in maths and English. You will learn the foundation skills needed to be employed in the catering and hospitality industry and have the chance to prepare food and meals for College staff. You study and work in our training kitchen as well as other parts of the College. During your studies you will work towards your Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate and undertake work experience one day per week. There will also be opportunities to take part in a study tour.
Following an initial assessment to establish your starting point, you will be given an assessment plan for all units at the beginning of the course and be assessed throughout. There will be plenty of opportunity for practice before your assessments.
On completion of the Level 1, you could seek employment or start an Apprenticeship in the catering industry. Alternatively, you could further your learning by applying for a professional cookery course at the College.
|Course Title||Culinary Skills Certificate Level 1|
You need GCSEs in the 3 to 1 range or equivalent, enthusiasm, a positive attitude and commitment to learning about catering. Entry is also subject to a successful interview and completion of an initial assessment.
We work in the Quantock Restaurant which offers a range of services from breakfast buffets to gourmet evenings. This means we’re able to practice our skills in a professional kitchen and front of house environment, and prepare ourselves for the industry.
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