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About this course

This programme is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in the catering industry.

This programme will develop the key skills needed for working in a professional kitchen. You will learn the main methods of cookery, producing meals and service skills. Your new skills will be perfected in our dynamic training kitchens and Gallery Restaurant, before progressing to our programmes at levels 2 then 3.

You will be gaining real practical experience using effective communication and service skills to prepare, cook and present food to customers.

On this course, you will also study for the Certificate in Culinary Skills qualification. You will develop the skills required for practical activities within the kitchen, learning the foundation methods of cookery, producing meals and the service skills to work front of house. This will be carried out within our training kitchens and restaurant.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

You will learn in our industry-standard commercial Gallery Restaurant. The restaurant is open to the public so you'll be gaining real practical experience using effective communication and service skills to prepare, cook and present food to customers.

What modules are covered?

Level 1

  • Food safety in catering
  • Introduction to employability in the catering and hospitality industry
  • Preparation and cooking of food
  • Dealing with payment and bookings
  • Food and beverage service skills
  • Bar and hot beverage skills
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Progression

What Next?

You could join the Level 2 Food and Beverage programme, pursue an apprenticeship or look for employment in a catering setting that interests you.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Four GCSEs at grades 9-2
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-2

From College

  • Entry level 3 qualification in English and maths
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Jia

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Since I was young I’ve always wanted to be a chef. We get to try out new things on the course, like pastry, restaurant and kitchen service. I wasn’t sure if I’d be good at restaurant service but I’ve enjoyed it and it’s fun to interact with customers.

I’ve had fun using new equipment, like the convection ovens and the smoke machine. The teachers help and support us a lot, they make sure we stay on track and if we’re not on track we have one-to-one tutorials where we can talk to them. I’m now doing a work placement at Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Jia

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