Introduction to Culinary Skills - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is for those thinking of entering the catering profession who want to gain experience in working in the catering industry. You will have the opportunity to gain skills in working in a commercial style kitchen and take a food hygiene certificate 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.

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.

Assessment Methods

You will study and work in our training kitchen and other parts of the College. 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.

Progression Options

On completion, 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 Summary

Course Title Introduction to Culinary Skills
Entry Requirements

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.

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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.

Ruth Northcote-Brewer

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