Cookery, Entry Level
- September 2022, Full Time
This programme bridges the gap between domestic cooking and the skills and knowledge needed for employment within the catering industry. This is designed for students who need additional support and may have a range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
The course has two possible routes one leading to City and Guilds Entry 3 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry Certificate, and the other, Gateway Level 1 Skills for Hospitality and Catering Certificate.
Both groups study the hospitality industry, its range and opportunities, customer service and practical kitchen skills. English and maths are embedded through practical and theory as well as stand alone classes.
Independence is encouraged in the practical session as well as developing employability skills such as time keeping, communication, teamwork and organisational skills, allowing the student to build self esteem and confidence.
Why Our College?
Award Winning Facilities
Our Debut Restaurant holds a AA Gold Standard Accreditation – the highest level a training restaurant can achieve – and is seen as an example of best practice in the UK.
Our students gain the skills required to progress on to some of the most notable destinations including The Savoy and The Ritz.
Catering for the Royal Family
Our students have catered for The Queen at Sandringham House, The Earl of Wessex and The Duchess of Cambridge.
A minimum of Entry level 1 in English and maths. You will also need to demonstrate the commitment, motivation and enthusiasm to succeed on the course at interview.
The course covers independent living skills including:
- Health and safety
- Foundation cookery skills
- Introduction to customer service
- Introduction to the hospitality Industry
- Personal nutrition
To develop confidence in the kitchen and to develop foundation cookery skills
Theory work is continuously assessed and designed to suit the individual learner needs. Practical work is continuously assessed throughout the year.
After successfully completing the course, with a good attendance and attitude towards learning, you could progress onto:
- Mint, Project Search or Ticket
- Level 1 Gateway -Certificate in Skills for Hospitality and Catering
- Level 1 Diploma in Hospitality and Catering
Career opportunities are identified within the course and these qualifications give you a grounding in the skills needed within the hospitality sector.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. There will be additional be costs for uniform and equipment, approximately £64. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop