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Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 1 at Ashford College

Course description

Prepare for work in professional catering in hotels, restaurants and pubs.

This is a hands-on introduction to methods of cooking and basic food hygiene within a working kitchen. You will be assessed by observation of your skills, coursework and complete a portfolio. As part of the course, you will also be required to complete customer service skills in our restaurant and attend work placements. Your course will include:

• Introduction to hospitality and catering
• Introduction to kitchen equipment
• Food preparation and cooking skills
• Health and Safety in the workplace
• Food safety in catering
• Customer Service skills

Functional skills or GCSE English and maths are a key part of this course. You will need to purchase equipment and clothing from an external supplier.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grades D-G/3-1, including English and maths at minimum Grade E/2. It is advised you also attend a skills assessment day for your chosen course level.

Future opportunities

You could progress on to the Level 2 Catering course.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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