The course allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Hospitality and Catering sector.

Aims of the course

To Provide students with knowledge of the Catering Industry

Unit Breakdown

You will cover a range of cooking methods which includes

Food safety in catering

Health and safety awareness for catering and


Introduction to kitchen equipment

Prepare and cook food by boiling, poaching and


Prepare and cook food by stewing and braising

Prepare and cook food by baking, roasting and


Prepare and cook food by deep frying and shallow


Assessment Method

Through Observation / end tests. Written test papers

Progression Opportunities

Students may progress into employment or progress

to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

* Level 2 Award in Culinary skills

* Level 2 Certificate in Culinary skills

* Level 2 Diploma in Culinary skills

* Level 2 NVQ in Food Production and Cooking

* Level 2 NVQ in Professional Cookery

* Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Career Options

To work in the Hospitality sector as a commis chef

What can I earn as a chef?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified chef or catering professional you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:

Chefs start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3 years' experience

Restaurant managers start on around £15,000 year and can earn £22,000 with 3 years' experience

If you're thinking this sounds like you, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our former students have gone on to work at some of the most famous restaurants and hotels in the world including The Ritz Hotel ? and with the right training and experience, there's no reason why you shouldn't follow them.

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Entry Requirements

GCSE A ? C (9 ? 5) in English and Maths

Interest in Hospitality and Catering

E3 / Level 1 in English / Maths

School or College references


The course will be delivered through our practical kitchen classes, which will include theory, demonstrations and the opportunity to engage in a work placement in a restaurant / hotel during the

Academic year

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £1,020 p/ year
24+ £1,020 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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