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Culinary Skills and Food Service Level 1 Introduction at Stafford College

Course description

This programme incorporates the following courses:

1. Level 1 Certificate in Culinary Skills (7138-11)

2. Level 1 Certificate Introduction to Food Service

3. Level 2 Food Safety Certificate (CIEH)

4. Functional skills (if applicable)

 

Course Outline

This full-time qualification is intended for people with an interest and enthusiasm for preparing and cooking food and for serving food and drink in the Hospitality Industry.  The qualifications can lead to 1 year of further study at level 2.

 

This vast industry has a current skill shortage.  The job opportunities in cooking and serving food as a Chef or Waiter/ess or working as a bar person are almost assured.

 

This sector, which is both modern and exciting, has so many areas in which to work, you can be spoilt for choice e.g. Hotel, Restaurants, Leisure Centres, Pubs, In-Store Catering and Cruise Ships to name a few.

 

During this course you will also cook and serve food and drink in a professional manner in the College’s realistic training kitchens and restaurants, which are open to the public on a daily basis.

Course content

A series of units make up this course some examples are:

  • Introduction to healthier foods
  • Prepare and cook food by boiling poaching and steaming
  • Prepare and cook food by boiling poaching and grilling
  • Introduction to the catering and hospitality industry
  • Preparing and cleaning the restaurant for table service
  • Providing table service
  • Dealing with payments
  • Tutorial

Entry requirements

You should be at least 16 years of age and be able to demonstrate reasonable literacy and numeracy skills.  We will also want to see evidence of a strong commitment to study. We also welcome applications from mature students.

Assessment

There will be a series of practical tests with some theory based assignments.

Financial information

Practical elements require the college standard uniform to be worn (forms available upon request)

Some students may find they are eligible for student support funding and would need to contact student support prior to commencement of their programme.

Future opportunities

This vast industry has a current skill shortage.  The job opportunities in cooking and serving food as a Chef or Waiter/ess or working as a bar person are almost assured.

 

This sector, which is both modern and exciting, has so many areas in which to work, you can be spoilt for choice e.g. Hotel, Restaurants, Leisure Centres, Pubs, In-Store Catering and Cruise Ships to name a few.

Further information

If you would like any more information about the college or our courses then write, visit or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468. Our email address is enquiries@staffordcoll.ac.uk  If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to get the advice you need from a member of our guidance team.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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