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Professional Cookery and Food and Beverage Service - Level 1 Introduction at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like a career in the diverse food and hospitality industry?

Are you looking to gain professional skills in cookery and food service?

This course gives you a broad introduction to the industry, providing you with experience of preparing, presenting and serving a range of foods and beverages. It also allows you to gain multiple qualifications and boosts your future prospects.

Course content

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)
  • Practical sessions in a realistic working environment

Entry requirements

  • GCSE (A - G) in English or Welsh and Maths
  • A strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work and a good reference. 
  • You must be willing to learn new skills.
  • Attention to timekeeping, presentation and attendance are essential.
  • You will be expected to purchase kit, uniform and books, costing approximately £280 (subject to change). Help towards this cost may be available through grants.
  • Places on the programme are subject to interview


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Observations of your practical work
  • Practical test at the end of the course
  • Written assignments

Future opportunities

Completion of this course provides you with a number of options in education and employment. If you choose to progress directly into employment, you will have the knowledge, skills and qualifications to work in a range of catering and hospitality environments. You will also have studied Food Safety to an industry level, which will be a valuable asset.

Many students will choose to progress further in education, gaining a more specialised expertise and greater career options. After this course, you could take the Professional Cookery Level 2. This could eventually lead to a Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts, or to a number of professional roles.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

- Professional Cookery Level 2, available at:

  • Bangor
  • Dolgellau
  • Rhos-on-Sea

- Hospitality and Catering Level 2, available at:

  • Dolgellau
  • Rhos-on-Sea

Career opportunities

  • Baker
  • Bar Manager
  • Chef
  • Confectioner
  • Conference & Events Manager
  • Restaurateur
  • Hotel Manager


Further information

Programme code: 0704A01B

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Dolgellau
  • Rhos-on-Sea

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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