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Professional Cookery Diploma Level 1 (Foundation Learning) at York College

Course description

The Diploma is made up of 12 units and candidates must achieve all 12 units to complete the qualification.

Units covered include:

  • Introduction to the Hospitality and Catering Industry
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Health and Safety Awareness for Catering and Hospitality
  • Introduction to Healthier Foods and Special Diets
  • Prepare and Cook Food by Using Different Cooking Methods

All Foundation programmes include social and work skills as well as Functional Skills.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade D, including English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths, or Level 1 Foundation Diploma in Hospitality.

This qualification is the result of collaboration between industry, education and City and Guilds. It takes into account the latest approach to food safety, health and safety and industry practices.

The content of this qualification is underpinned by the belief that to work as a successful chef in the catering industry it is essential to have a good foundation in a wide range of high quality cooking skills and to be able to apply them across a range of catering contexts.


Each unit is assessed by a combination of externally set assignments and short answer tests and practical assessments.

Future opportunities

On completion of this qualification, students may progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or an apprenticeship in hospitality, or alternatively into employment as a Trainee Chef or Cook/Kitchen Assistant.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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