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Introduction to Hospitality Industry - Level 1 Certificate at Blackpool and The Fylde College

Course description

This qualification is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in a career in the hospitality sector. You'll learn about many aspects of the industry and gain valuable practical and teamwork skills alongside developing your own personal qualities and employability skills.  The qualification covers various routes, including cookery, food service and the industry as a whole. You will get a 'taste' for what is required to work in this industry and develop skills you didn't even know you had!

You will take part in activities which are interesting and fun and that will help you to get ready for progression on to a higher level course in college or preparation for work

 You will also have enrichment opportunities such as:
  • Team building
  • Trips and visits
  • Fundraising and Volunteering activities
  • Guest speakers
  • Experience of working in our renowned Level 6 restaurant
  • Local and national placements to suit the individual
  • Demonstrations and masterclasses from industry experts
  • Taking part in local and national competitions

As part of the course you will study English and Maths to improve on your existing skills in order to reach your full potential to work confidently and independently in whatever future career pathway you decide.

Course content

You'll cover things like:
  • Customer service
  • Serving food and drink
  • Healthy eating
  • Using kitchen equipment
  • Basic food preparation
  • Assisting at a hospitality event
  • Personal workplace skills
  • Work placement with a local employer  

Assessment

Theoretical aspects of the course will mainly be assessed through assignments and short answer questions which are internally marked. Individual practice tests will take place throughout the course

Future opportunities

 On successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to apply for the Level 2 course Certificate in Culinary Skills, an Apprenticeship or employment within the catering and hospitality industry such as:

  • Coffee shop - Team member, Barista
  • Hotels - Junior chef, kitchen porter, restaurant, bar, reception
  • Events - Team member, host, chef, restaurant, bar
  • Fast food outlets - Crew member 
  • Pubs and bars - bar person, Junior chef, host
  • Holiday Parks  - Junior chef, bar, host, reception
  • Visitor attractions - Team member, customer service, kitchen assistant

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackpool and The Fylde College directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2015
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