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Professional Cookery Introduction Level 1 at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Are you passionate about food? Do you dream of a career in catering but don’t know where to start? Whether you are a school leaver or looking to change profession, this course will introduce you to the world of cookery and provide you with the skills and training you need to get a head start in the industry. You will learn different cooking methods, such as boiling, poaching, steaming, stewing, baking, roasting, grilling and frying. You will also learn how to prepare cold foods, pre-prepared foods and food for special diets. In addition to practical training, you will study a variety of topics and you’ll also have the opportunity to enter major national competitions and take part in work experience placements and trips to catering establishments.

Entry requirements

You will have a reasonable standard of secondary education, with four GCSE grades A-D in academic subjects, including English language. You will be asked to attend an interview to show your interest in the course.

Assessment

You will complete a written test, practical test, online multiple choice test and portfolio of your work.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course could allow you to continue onto a Level 2 qualification in Hospitality and Catering.

Alternatively you can apply for assistant roles such as Bar Assistant, Junior Catering Assistant, Waiter, Waitress, Junior Food Assistant or Commis Chef. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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    • Spires Theatre

      Always dreamed of being on stage? Look no further, our Performing Arts department boasts a professionally equipped theatre in St. Andrews' building with a state-of-the-art computerised lighting system, sound systems and multiple stages and seating positioning, giving you a platform to showcase your talent. As a Performing Arts student you will have the chance to participate in a variety of productions throughout the year. 

      The View

      Feeling peckish? The View is a place for you to grab a coffee, stop for a light snack or sit down for a full meal. It boasts a vast and ever-changing menu of freshly prepared snacks, meals, soups and cakes made by our Chefs and catering students. Looking out over the River Severn, The View is the place in college to meet friends over coffee, relax with a book over cake, or sit down for some enjoyable, wholesome, home-cooked food without any of the effort of cooking or preparing it yourself.

      Starbucks

      Make time for a milky latte and visit our Starbucks counter in The View. We have the only one in Worcester City Centre! So come sit back, warm up and relax with a cappuccino, or even grab a berry frappe to go!

      Nursery

      Our nurseries provide a happy, secure and stimulating place where learning through play is purposeful and fun! Our bright and spacious nurseries offer a wide range of flexible childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years old. The nurseries are recognised as 'outstanding' by Ofsted who also praised the training received by staff, and the atmosphere that the children enjoy.

      St Dunstan's

      St Dunstan's is a state-of-the-art building dedicated to our creative arts and hair and beauty provision in Worcester. Short-listed for the prestigious AJ Retrofit Awards, this modern building is home to our hair and beauty salon, art and design studios and coffee shop making it the perfect place for students to explore their creative side. Our hair and beauty salon, Fountains is open to members of the public.