Catering - Professional Cookery

The Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery is suited to learners wanting a practical experience where the development of professional cookery, service skills and knowledge can contribute towards a fulfilling career in the Hospitality Industry. The course is aimed at 16-18 year olds who have just completed studies at school, or are looking to get back into education to study in this expanding and desirable vocational area.
The course consists of a minimum of 7 units, all of which are taught in a practical context. You will also study functional skills in numeracy and literacy, attend tutorials and have invaluable work experience in our contemporary restaurant and refectory
This programme will use a variety of assessment methods which will include periodic skills tests, short answer questions, and assignment work. Your work is graded pass, merit and distinction, and you will be able to track your performance as you work towards the qualification. There will also be classroom activity, online learning, visits and assignments to supplement learning. Your studies will culminate in a set of final practical tests which will count towards a large proportion of your final grading.

What qualification will I gain?

VTCT Introduction to Professional Cookery Diploma - Level 1

Entry requirements?

Applicants are interviewed and selected based on receiving a satisfactory school report or reference. GCSEs at D-E Grades or Entry Level 3 qualifications, preferably with English and Maths are desirable.

What progression options will I have?

Successful completion at a satisfactory grade could enable progression onto Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, Level 2 Diploma in Food, Beverage and Professional Cookery Studies. There are also opportunities to be employed in the industry and continue your studies on an intermediate Apprenticeship programme

What costs are involved?

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ - £1650 (subject to Government funding) Exam Board Registration £75

Other Costs (payable by all students): £45 Material fee contribution and £15 Trip

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods which will include periodic skills tests, short answer questions, and assignment work. Will culminate in a set of final practical tests which will count towards a large proportion of your final grading.