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Hospitality Services (Level 1) NVQ Certificate at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

The course focuses on developing your practical skills in a kitchen and restaurant environment. The course will involve some evening work at the colleges specialty signature nights. You will learn all the skills necessary to prepare and cook and finish a wide range of food dishes. Gaining experience in boiling, poaching and steaming, preparing to cook and finish foods by stewing and braising, roasting and grilling, deep and shallow frying and regeneration of prepared food and cold foods preparation and finish. As well as developing your skill in our practical cookery classes you will gain valuable skills to help you in the hospitality and catering industry including food safety: health and safety awareness for the hospitality industry,: introduction to kitchen equipment and introduction to personal workspace skills. The programme includes food service, starting work in hospitality and customer care.

Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment. The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study. The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 1 will be preparation for the world of work and the development of personal, social and employability skills. As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English and/or maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification. Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs at grade E – G or an Entry Level qualification.


To achieve the Diploma in Professional Chef and Restaurant Skills, candidates must complete twelve units. Each unit is assessed by a combination of externally set assignments and online multiple choice. Craft units are assessed by a series of practical assessments covering a wide range of different commodities.

Future opportunities

Students may seek junior level employment in a wide range of establishments within the catering and hospitality industry or progress on to Diploma Level 2 in Cookery.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mid Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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